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Radio and television address to the nation on the economy, 13 August 1962

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-039-030
    Title:
    Radio and television address to the nation on the economy, 13 August 1962
    Date(s) of Materials:
    13 August 1962
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's radio and television address regarding the national economy. In his speech the President discusses the increased gross national product, increased rate of production, decreased unemployment rate, and safeguards against inflation in the wake of the 1958 and 1960-1961 recessions. The President also proposes five directives to strengthen the economy: an investment tax credit, legislation to increase public works, legislation to provide youth employment opportunities, the renewal of unemployment compensation funds, and the enlargement of foreign markets. Materials in this folder include a draft, reading copy with charts used in the address, and press copies of the speech, in addition to a copy of a statement on the public's perception of taxes by American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO) President George Meany. Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.
    Extent:
    68 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    03.
    Series Name:
    Speech Files.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Speech Files. Radio and television address to the nation on the economy, 13 August 1962
    Physical Description:
    68 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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