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The Candidates and The Issues (Bentsen) #242319

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 01, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Democratic candidate, Senator Lloyd Bentsen.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(No location given) Wealthy Texan Bentsen, 54, is moderate. He's pragmatic and centrist. [BENTSEN - says vote according to what idea is, not if it's liberal or conservative.] Re: economy, he supports reduced taxes, reduced capital gains tax and tax credits to employers. [BENTSEN - cites plan for tax credits for those who hire unemployed. Cites advantages over public works projects.] Bentsen supports oil and gas exploration incentives, no depletion allowance for major oil companies and fed. energy bank. [BENTSEN - describes ideas for new energy. Doesn't want federal bureaucracy to run these plants.] He urges stronger sentence for repeaters and mandatory sentence for crimes with guns. Re: defense spending, he's against "neat-ax" approach. [BENTSEN - says confidence in government needed.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Bentsen to skip New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida primaries and make 1st effort at Texas primary where George Wallace to be his major target.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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