The Nation: Jimmy's Conciliatory Gestures

He shows some give on energy, inflation and unemployment

"There's no easy answer, of course, to I the unemployment question," said Jimmy Carter at his press conference last week. Then aides disclosed that the President is supporting a watered-down version of the Humphrey-Hawkins full employment bill that is no answer at all. The legislation would set a national goal of reducing unemployment, which has been stuck at around 7% for six months, to 4% by 1983. But the measure does not require the Administration to take any specific steps to get there; nor does it include any specific programs to create jobs.


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