The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1996 · Page 10
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 10

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 28, 1996
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I AID SUNDAY, JANUARY 28. 1996 POLITICS THE SALINA JOURNAL V CAMPAIGN '96 Please, Malcolm Dole asks challenger Forbes to turn over tax returns By The Associated Press • CONCORD, N.H. — GOP presidential front-runner Bob Dole criticized Steve Forbes' negative advertising barrage Saturday even as he prepared a fresh ad of his own that goes beyond attacking his rich rival's flat tax plan. Dole also demanded that Forbes release his tax returns. "I don't think America is for sale," Dole said, predicting voters would reject Forbes' relentless negative ad campaign against Dole, most of it financed with the $15 million Forbes has poured into the race. "Malcolm, please release your tax returns," Dole added, referring to Forbes' given name of Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Jr. Dole has released three decades of his tax returns, pressuring Forbes to do the same. Dole began his six-hour campaign tour Saturday focused on President Clinton. The Kansas senator also was acting as if the GOP nomination was in his grasp with just 23 days until New Hampshire's leadoff primary, and two weeks to the Iowa caucuses. The November contest, the Senate majority leader said, "will be about Bob Dole and Bill Clinton and which one can provide the moral leadership, which one can talk about our values, which one can lead us in the right direction." At the state firefighting academy, his second stop, Dole made only joking references to Forbes. "There goes the Forbes campaign," he said when a television light popped. The Associated Press Elizabeth Dole (left) greets a supporter Saturday at a breakfast in Concord, N.H., while her husband, Sen. Bob Dole, watches. But he got an assist from New Hampshire Gov. Steve Merrill, who said the Forbes "tax scheme" would hurt middle-class families by eliminating federal deductions for mortgage interest and state property taxes. T BUDGET Clinton: 'Stop playing polities' He wants Congress to raise debt ceiling; GOP doesn't believe president By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON Tlie Associated Press WASHINGTON - Stepping from one money fight to another, President Clinton urged the Republican Congress on Saturday to "stop playing politics with America's good name" and allow the government to pay what it owes. Clinton said that if Congress fails to raise the nation's borrowing limit by the end of next month, the government will no longer be able to pay the interest on its debt and "our unbroken record of keeping our wo'rd could end." The president's, comments, made in his weekly radio address, came the day after he signed legislation averting a third government shutdown in three months and making available the money needed to run the government until March 15. Congressional Republicans, having failed to win negotiating leverage through partial government shutdowns, are now trying to use the debt ceiling "as a way to get their way," Clinton said. Clinton also asked Republicans to reopen negotiations for a seven- year balanced budget. But Republicans continued to question Clinton's sincerity in seeking a budget that is in true balance by the year 2002. "I've been watching this president for three years and I don't know where he's coming from, to say nothing about where he's going to; it's like watching a bumper car," said Sen. Judd Gregg, R- N.H., in the OOP's radio response. "His sincerity about working together to fulfill our goals is too often fleeting, with no action to back up his words," Gregg said. ^ Bennington State Bank :APS Celebrity Benefit Auction Saturday Feb. 3,10:00 am • Kenwood Hall Doors open at 9:00 am Lunch Available All proceeds benefit Child Abuse Prevention Services We also thank: Tony's, Salina Concrete Products, Waddell & Reed, Bank of Tescott, and UMB. GREAT BUYS ON FAMILY APPAREL! LADIES RAINWEAR • Limited Edition™ by London Fog® • FSL Orig. $79-$89 Orig. $99-$125 Orig. $135-$149 MISSES SWEATERS • vests • pullovers • cardigans Orig. $24-$30 Orig. $32-$40 Orig. $44-$60 Selected styles. Selection varies by store. Some interim markdowns have been taken. All items subject to prior sale. Shop Dillard's Central Mall Monday thru Saturday 10-9, Sunday 12:00-6:00 Dillaixl's

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