Budget for Dukakis proposals?
Original Airdate: 4/25/1988
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that Jesse Jackson (Democratic candidate for US President) has challenged Michael Dukakis (Democratic candidate for US President) to come out with a budget for his proposed domestic programs. Vaillancourt reports that Dukakis has refused to release a budget so far. Vaillancourt interviews Christopher Edley (Issues Director for the Dukakis campaign). Edley says that Dukakis is an experienced chief executive and that he does not need to release a budget during a presidential campaign. Vaillancourt reviews Dukakis's budget proposals on day care, affordable housing, and drugs. She notes that he has not talked about a budget for these proposals. Vaillancourt reports that Dukakis has talked about funding for his education proposals and for his "Rebuild America" proposal. Vaillancourt reviews Dukakis' budget priorities and notes that he would fund increases in domestic funding through cuts in the defense budget. Vaillancourt reviews the events of Dukakis's first term as Governor of Massachusetts. She notes that a massive state debt forced Dukakis to raise taxes and cut spending. Vaillancourt interviews Mel King (Jackson supporter). King supports Jackson in his demand for Dukakis's budget. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Jackson and Dukakis at a campaign debate and by footage of Dukakis in 1974.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Television
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