Reagan touts '83 budget in swing though Midwest

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President Reagan stumped the Midwest for his domestic policies Tuesday, addressing state legislatures in Iowa and Indiana in his first venture outside Washington since unveiling a $757.6 billion budget proposal.

The President, his tone increasingly combative, defended his 1983 budget--a plan that includes a $33.1 billion increase in defense spending and sharp cuts in social programs.

Outside the statehouse, busloads of demonstrators -- farmers, union members, and social activists -- braved a 25-below wind chill to protest the budget cuts.

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