Pres. Ford's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1975-1977
Click here for 14 full quotes from Gerald Ford in the book Pres. Ford's State of the Union speeches.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Excerpts from State of the Union speeches by President Richard Nixon:
- January 15, 1975
- January 19, 1976
- January 12, 1977
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Reduce corporate tax rate from 48% to 46%.
To be effective, punishment must be swift and certain.
Mandatory sentences for sale of hard drugs.
Energy & Oil|
12% investment tax credit for nuclear power plants.
Build long-term basis for coexistence with Communists.
Begin trade with developing nations.
500 new federal agents to help stop sale & use of handguns.
Catastrophic health insurance for all Medicare recipients.
Job-creation tax incentive where unemployment exceeds 7%.
Principles & Values|
New balance: for both government and individuals.
It is time we quit downgrading ourselves as a nation.
0.3% increase in payroll tax to ensure Trust Fund.
One-time rebate of $1000 per person & $4B for businesses.
Welfare & Poverty|
Long overdue reform of scandal-riddled food stamp program.
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The above quotations are from Pres. Ford's State of the Union messages to Congress, 1975-1977.
State of the Union addresses:
- Harry Truman, 1947-1952
- Dwight Eisenhower, 1953-1960
- John Kennedy, 1961-1963
- Lyndon Johnson, 1964-1969
- Richard Nixon, 1970-1974
- Gerald Ford, 1975-1977
- Jimmy Carter, 1978-1980
- Ronald Reagan, 1982-1988
- George Bush Sr., 1990-1992
- Bill Clinton, 1994-2000
- George W. Bush: 2008
- Barack Obama: 2013
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