During a presidential election debate in Chicago, Illinois Nixon states that he hopes to control the House and get a majority.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1960, September 26 Duration:3 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
The first Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Chicago, Illinois. Bob Fleming from ABC News asks Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon whether he could work better with Democratic majorities in the House and Senate than Senator Kennedy. Nixon answers and says that he hopes to control the House and to get a majority in the House in the elections. He states that the President cannot control the Senate and the President needs the support of the country and people to get his programs accomplished. He says that whenever a majority of the people are in favor of a program, the House and the Senate respond to it and it does not matter if the House and the Senate in the next session is Democratic or Republican. He disagrees with the reason of a presidential veto by Kennedy. Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy presents his views. Kennedy talks about the bill for minimum hourly wage system against which the Republicans voted. He then talks about the federal aid to education bill which failed because the Republicans did not vote for it. He talks about the third bill of medical care for the aged which is tied to Social Security, which is financed out of Social Security funds and it does not put a deficit on the Treasury. Kennedy concludes that these are three programs which are quite moderate and not extreme.
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