Taxes

FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – October 21, 1936

FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – October 21, 1936

– President Roosevelt – Campaign Speech – Worcester, Massachusetts – October 21, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt...

Governor Brown Paints A Picture – June 8, 1978

Governor Brown Paints A Picture – June 8, 1978

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Governor Jerry Brown – address to State – June 8, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the infamous Proposition 13 passed – this June 8th in 1978 was about the scramble to address the issue, the...

Bill Clinton Addresses A Joint Session Of Congress – February 17, 1993

Bill Clinton Addresses A Joint Session Of Congress – February 17, 1993

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Clinton – Address to Joint Session of Congress – Feb. 17, 1993 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A wave of optimism, this February 17th in 1993. President Clinton, addressing a Joint Session of Congress,...

A Capitol Hill Faux Pas – November 27, 1982

A Capitol Hill Faux Pas – November 27, 1982

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 27, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 27th in 1982 fell on a Saturday. Thoughts of Thanksgiving were now fading into memory. And even though it was a holiday weekend, that...

‘I Am Not A Crook’ – And The Energy Crisis – November 24, 1973

‘I Am Not A Crook’ – And The Energy Crisis – November 24, 1973

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – November 24, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. No shortage of Big Ticket crises this week, the one ending on this day in 1973. There was Watergate and the seemingly...

A History Of Income Tax – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – The Story Behind The Headlines – Income Tax – March 18, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since it is “that day”, I’m sure a lot of people are wondering what the deal is with Federal Income Tax anyway....

Is Big-Business Taking Over Government? – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum of The Air – Is Government Favoring Big Business? – NBC Radio August 7, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Funny how it’s always been speculated on and feared over, but it happens anyway. In 1955, the question of...

Buddying Up To Franco, Gauging Facial Expressions In Korea And Dodging Teargas In Tehran – July 16, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The News With Don Hollenbeck – CBS Radio – July 16, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Your typical July day in 1951. The U.S. was trying to find a way to get on Spain’s Generalissimo Franco‘s good side, much to the...

“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here” – July 10, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Nightly News With Chet Huntley and David Brinkley – July 10, 1970 Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there was no shortage...

FDR Has A Few Words On Fiscal Policy – May 22, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As a reminder of the ongoing and seemingly endless battle over the Budget, here is an address given by President Roosevelt to the American Retailers Federation in Washington D.C. on May 22, 1939. It appears the issues were the same...