During a presidential election debate in Washington DC, Nixon and Kennedy mention measures to combat unemployment.
Washington DC USA Date:1960, October 7 Duration:4 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
The second Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Washington DC. Harold R. Levy of Newsday asks Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon to mention the measures he would advocate to combat unemployment. Nixon states that to combat unemployment, the U.S. should concentrate on depressed areas and analyze sections of society where unemployment exists. He mentions a program for education, for equal job opportunities and for older citizens. He talks about full utilization of government resources and credit expansion in order to fight unemployment. He mentions measures like development of the private sector of the economy, tax reforms and tax cuts to stimulate more jobs. Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy talks about the area redevelopment bill passed by his party. He questions as to why Nixon opposes putting medical care for the aged under Social Security. He says that they should increase the use of surplus foods in backward areas and should not impose a high interest rate policy. He concludes and talks about development of educational aid and effective tax policies programs.
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