Kennedy and Nixon present their views about tax increments during a presidential election debate in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1960, October 7 Duration:4 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
The second Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Washington DC, United States. Harold R. Levy of Newsday asks Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy about his recommendations to increase tax. Kennedy answers and states that in the present scenario tax increase is not desirable. He says that if it would be essential to U.S. security he would suggest a tax increase. He talks about his programs for economic growth, care for the aged, development of natural resources which would build the strength of the United States. He states that Americans can mobilize their economy and resources. Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M Nixon comments on the increasing expenditures for defense, mutual security, economic and technical assistance. He says that he thinks it may be necessary to increase taxes to maintain a sound economy. He concludes and states that no president can add billions of dollars to his nations expenditures and not pay for it, after all the payment is made by peoples money.
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