NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 03, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter says unemployment figs. show Ford's lack of leadership and no programs to cut unemployment. Says 1 of 1st acts if elected will be to balance federal budget.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Atlanta, Georgia) Carter and Mondale hold final pre-campaign strategy session. Carter says he'll put special emphasis on controlling inflation by putting people back to work and balancing federal budget. [CARTER - says no new programs will be implemented unless compatible with goal of balanced budget before end of term.] Carter says if it means delay in welfare reform or health care to balance budget, that's way it'll be; is asked if it means poor and disadvantaged will have to wait for Washington, DC help he's promised if elected. [CARTER - promises quick action, but doesn't help to give people more benefits and then rob them through inflation.] Carter goes to Atlanta to meet with some of nation's. business leaders Words today indicate counter of Republican charges he and Democrats are spendthrifts and stili promising delivery of own campaign promises.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones