The Carter-Ford Presidential Debates, Sept.-Oct. 1976
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from Carter-Ford Presidential Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Gerald Ford (7)
- Jimmy Carter (14)
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Budget & Economy|
Gerald Ford: Tax cuts are the best way to stimulate the economy.
Jimmy Carter: Balance budget by shifting taxes and employing people.
Jimmy Carter: Balance budget by 1981 by zero-based assessments.
Jimmy Carter: GOP tax policy is welfare for the rich.
Gerald Ford: Increase federal spending on education, but not by $30B.
Energy & Oil|
Jimmy Carter: Energy policy needed to avoid kowtowing to oil countries.
Gerald Ford: Need more oil and gas production in comprehensive program.
Jimmy Carter: Develop a varied energy portfolio, including solar.
Jimmy Carter: Treat Arab oil embargo like declaring economic war.
Jimmy Carter: US needs to regain respect in UN and with our allies.
Jimmy Carter: Supports complete moratorium on nuclear weapon testing.
Gerald Ford: Cutting defense negatively impacts economy and jobs.
Gerald Ford: Give draft evaders opportunity to earn their records back.
Jimmy Carter: Would pardon draft evaders outright to heal nation.
Principles & Values|
Gerald Ford: North Vietnam must account for US MIAs or bar from UN.
Jimmy Carter: Put the people and US allies back into foreign policy debate.
Jimmy Carter: Return to values of Constitution and be open with the people.
Jimmy Carter: Constitution & Bill of Rights should guide foreign policy.
Jimmy Carter: Return to values to regain role as world's moral beacon.
Jimmy Carter: The greatness of America can be restored.
Gerald Ford: Cutting federal spending justifies tax cuts.
The above quotations are from The Carter-Ford Presidential Debates, Sept.-Oct. 1976.
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