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Candidates and The Issues (Jackson) #237599

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1975
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(Studio) CBS polled 1136 during week of October 6. Issues most often cited: inflation 88%; unemployment 61%; control of crime 49%; energy crisis 43%; dissatisfaction 39% and defense spending 18%. Report on Democratic candidate, Senator Henry Jackson of WA.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) "Scoop" Jackson, 63, spent 1/2 of life in Congress: 12 years House and 23 years in Senate Old guard Democrats are his main supporters. Re: economy, Jackson believes big government should subsidize big business to create full employment and end energy crisis at same time. [JACKSON - says government and ind. should join in large capital investment. Could invest $3 trillion over next 10 years in development of our own energy. Would stimulate econ. in terms of employment. Need to create new companies As American would move out massively, cost of oil would come down.] Jackson supported United States role in Vietnam and supports massive military and strong Israel. He distrusts USSR and Communist conspiracy. [JACKSON - says new generation of Chinese may join up with USSR against US. United States can bargain with USSR with regard to arms control. USSR needs food and technology.] Re: environment, Jackson favors land-use legislature; strip-mining regulations; SST; Alaska pipeline and nuclear power. Re: dissatisfaction, he recalls people calling all pols. crooks when he was boy. [JACKSON - says can't do anything about professional criminal. There isn't cure for career criminal. Opposed to busing to achieve racial balance. Doesn't have answer.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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