ISSUES: THE POCKETBOOK ELECTION

"There is a clear choice between Jimmy Carter and President Ford. The choice is: Do you want the Federal Government to spend more and more of your money and interfere more and more in your daily lives? ... Do you want your taxes raised so you can pay for those hundred-billion-dollar programs of Jimmy Carter?" [Crowd: "No! No!"]

—Gerald Ford on the stump

"Don't blame local officials when your property taxes double if the welfare load on you has been increased under a Republican Administration and when inflation goes up and housing gets...

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