Reagan touts '83 budget in swing though Midwest
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.Skip to next paragraph
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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.