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Campaign 1976 / Carter Tax Statement / Ford / Dole / Mondale #45357

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 20, 1976
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(Studio) Republicans pick up and make issue of Carter interview statement with regard to tax hike for middle income group. Senator Robert Dole has talked of little else since Saturday and today President joins in.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Ford speaks to group of National Farm Credit directors at White House [FORD - says advocates of additional expenditures want to pay for them by raising taxes on middle income people; says those people should get tax relief; says his administration will give tax relief.] Ford and advisers aware of Carter's real meaning in statement as well as Carter's further explanation of statement, but see political advantage in pressing it as issue.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Dole hits at issue in Florida.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Orlando, Florida) [DOLE - says Carter will raise taxes on 50% of US families, those above median income.] Dole prepared to hit hard at issue but is cautious politician, too.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) Senator Walter Mondale campaigns in Lewiston, ME; talks about taxes; remarks with regard to tax loopholes for high income brackets noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry

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