Jimmy Carter: State of the Union Written Message - January 16, 1981

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

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    179,277
  • Sentences
    1,532
  • Words
    34,255
  • Syllables
    60,957
  • Words Per Sentence
    34,255
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • News/Business News
  • Law & Government/Government
Jimmy Carter
To the Congress of the United States: The State of the Union is sound. Our economy is recovering from a recession. A national energy plan is in place and our dependence on foreign oil is decreasing. We have been at peace for four uninterrupted years. But, our Nation has serious problems. Inflation and unemployment are unacceptably high.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.2
  • Gunning Fog
    12.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    274
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Topics

  • News/Business News
  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • four uninterrupted years
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • The State of the Union
    [Title]
Jimmy Carter
The world oil market is increasingly tight. There are trouble spots throughout the world, and 53 American hostages are being held in Iran against international law and against every precept of human affairs. However, I firmly believe that, as a result of the progress made in so many domestic and international areas over the past four years, our Nation is stronger, wealthier, more compassionate and freer than it was four years ago.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    352
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Topics

  • News
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 53
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Iran
    [Country, City, State]
  • four years ago
    [Date]
  • the past four years
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Jimmy Carter
I am proud of that fact. And I believe the Congress should be proud as well, for so much of what has been accomplished over the past four years has been due to the hard work, insights and cooperation of Congress. I applaud the Congress for its efforts and its achievements. In this State of the Union Message I want to recount the achievements and progress of the last four years and to offer recommendations to the Congress for this year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.6
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    353
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • the last four years
    [Date]
  • the past four years
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
While my term as President will end before the 97th Congress begins its work in earnest, I hope that my recommendations will serve as a guide for the direction this country should take so we build on the record of the past four years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    187
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    44
  • Syllables
    63
  • Words Per Sentence
    44
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.3

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the past four years
    [Date]
  • 97th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Header
RECORD OF PROGRESS

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.2
  • Gunning Fog
    1.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    3.3
  • ARI
    5.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    1.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    1.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    16
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    3
  • Syllables
    5
  • Words Per Sentence
    3
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
Jimmy Carter
When I took office, our Nation faced a number of serious domestic and international problems: • no national energy policy existed, and our dependence on foreign oil was rapidly increasing; • public trust in the integrity and openness of the government was low; • the Federal government was operating inefficiently in administering essential programs and policies; • major social problems were being ignored or poorly addressed by the Federal government; • our defense posture was declining as a result of a defense budget which was continuously shrinking in real terms; • the strength of the NATO Alliance needed to be bolstered; • tensions between Israel and Egypt threatened another Middle East war;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    573
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    112
  • Syllables
    196
  • Words Per Sentence
    112
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Entities

  • Egypt
    [Country, City, State]
  • Israel
    [Country, City, State]
  • Middle East
    [Location]
  • the NATO Alliance
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
And • America's resolve to oppose human rights violations was under serious question.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    70
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    13
  • Syllables
    23
  • Words Per Sentence
    13
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85
Jimmy Carter
Over the past 48 months, clear progress has been made in solving the challenges we found in January of 1977: • almost all of our comprehensive energy program have been enacted, and the Department of Energy has been established to administer the program; • confidence in the government's integrity has been restored, and respect for the government's openness and fairness has been renewed; • the government has been made more effective and efficient: the Civil Service system was completely reformed for the first time this century; 14 reorganization initiatives have been proposed to the Congress, approved, and implemented;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    503
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    173
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Entities

  • 14
    [Cardinal Number]
  • January of 1977
    [Date]
  • the past 48 months
    [Date]
  • this century
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Civil Service
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Department of Energy
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
Two new Cabinet departments have been created to consolidate and streamline the government's handling of energy and education problems; inspectors general have been placed in each Cabinet department to combat fraud, waste and other abuses; the regulatory process has been reformed through creation of the Regulatory Council, implementation of Executive Order 12044 and its requirement for cost-impact analyses, elimination of unnecessary regulation, and passage of the Regulatory Flexibility Act;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    414
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.07

    Entities

  • Two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Regulatory Flexibility Act
    [Law]
  • Cabinet
    [Organization]
  • the Regulatory Council
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
Procedures have been established to assure citizen participation in government; and the airline, trucking, rail and communications industries are being deregulated; • critical social problems, many long ignored by the Federal government, have been addressed directly; an urban policy was developed and implemented to reverse the decline in our urban areas;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.98

    Topics

  • Law & Government
Jimmy Carter
The Social Security System was refinanced to put it on a sound financial basis; the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act was enacted; Federal assistance for education was expanded by more than 75 percent; the minimum wage was increased to levels needed to ease the effects of inflation; affirmative action has been pursued aggressively-more blacks, Hispanics and women have been appointed to senior government positions and to judgeships than at any other time in our history;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    393
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Hispanics
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act
    [Organization]
  • The Social Security System
    [Organization]
  • more than 75 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
The ERA ratification deadline was extended to aid the ratification effort; and minority business procurement by the Federal government has more than doubled; • the Nation's first sectoral policies were put in place, for the auto and steel industries, with my Administration demonstrating the value of cooperation between the government, business and labor; • reversing previous trends, real defense spending has increased every year since 1977; the real increase in FY 1980 defense spending is well above 3 percent and I expect FY 1981 defense spending to be even higher;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    457
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    156
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 1977
    [Date]
  • 1980
    [Date]
  • 1981
    [Date]
  • FY
    [Organization]
  • 3 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
Looking ahead, the defense program I am proposing is premised on a real increase in defense spending over the next five years of 20 percent or more; • the NATO Alliance has proven its unity in responding to the situations in Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia and in agreeing on the issues to be addressed in the review of the Helsinki Final Act currently underway in Madrid; • the peace process in the Middle East established at Camp David and by the Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel is being buttressed on two fronts: steady progress in the normalization of Egyptian-Israeli relations in many fields, and the commitment of both Egypt and Israel, with United States' assistance, to see through to successful conclusion the autonomy negotiations for the West Bank and Gaza; • the Panama Canal Treaties have been put into effect, which has helped to improve relations with Latin America; • we have continued this Nation's strong commitment to the pursuit of human rights throughout the world, evenhandedly and objectively;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    834
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    172
  • Syllables
    281
  • Words Per Sentence
    172
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Egypt
    [Country, City, State]
  • Gaza
    [Country, City, State]
  • Israel
    [Country, City, State]
  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • the West Bank
    [Country, City, State]
  • the next five years
    [Date]
  • Camp David
    [Infrastructure]
  • the Panama Canal Treaties
    [Infrastructure]
  • the Helsinki Final Act
    [Law]
  • the Peace Treaty
    [Law]
  • Eastern Europe
    [Location]
  • Latin America
    [Location]
  • Southwest Asia
    [Location]
  • the Middle East
    [Location]
  • Egyptian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the NATO Alliance
    [Organization]
  • United
    [Organization]
  • 20 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
Our commitment to a worldwide human rights policy has remained firm; and many other countries have given high priority to it; • our resolve to oppose aggression, such as the illegal invasion of the Soviet Union into Afghanistan, has been supported by tough action.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    215
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    44
  • Syllables
    71
  • Words Per Sentence
    44
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Afghanistan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Soviet Union
    [Country, City, State]
Header
I. ENSURING ECONOMIC STRENGTH ECONOMY

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    9.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    32
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    5
  • Syllables
    12
  • Words Per Sentence
    5
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.6
Jimmy Carter
During the last decade our Nation has withstood a series of economic shocks unprecedented in peacetime. The most dramatic of these has been the explosive increases of OPEC oil prices. But we have also faced world commodity shortages, natural disasters, agricultural shortages and major challenges to world peace and security.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88

    Topics

  • News
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the last decade
    [Date]
  • OPEC
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
Our ability to deal with these shocks has been impaired because of a decrease in the growth of productivity and the persistence of underlying inflationary forces built up over the past 15 years. Nevertheless, the economy has proved to be remarkably resilient. Real output has grown at an average rate of 3 percent per year since I took office, and employment has grown by 10 percent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.8
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Entities

  • the past 15 years
    [Date]
  • 10 percent
    [Percent]
  • 3 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
We have added about 8 million productive private sector jobs to the economy. However, unacceptably high inflation -- the most difficult economic problem I have faced -- persists. This inflation -- which threatens the growth, productivity, and stability of our economy -- requires that we restrain the growth of the budget to the maximum extent consistent with national security and human compassion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    323
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • News/Business News
  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • about 8 million
    [Cardinal Number]
Jimmy Carter
I have done so in my earlier budgets, and in my FY '82 budget. However, while restraint is essential to any appropriate economic policy, high inflation cannot be attributed solely to government spending. The growth in budget outlays has been more the result of economic factors than the cause of them. We are now in the early stages of economic recovery following a short recession.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    15.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • FY %
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
Typically, a post-recessionary period has been marked by vigorous economic growth aided by anti-recessionary policy measures such as large tax cuts or big, stimulation spending programs. I have declined to recommend such actions to stimulate economic activity, because the persistent inflationary pressures that beset our economy today dictate a restrained fiscal policy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.15

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
Jimmy Carter
Accordingly, I am asking the Congress to postpone until January 1, 1982, the personal tax reductions I had earlier proposed to take effect on January 1 of this year. However, my 1982 budget proposes significant tax changes to increase the sources of financing for business investment. While emphasizing the need for continued fiscal restraint, this budget takes the first major step in a long-term tax reduction program designed to increase capital formation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    369
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • 1982
    [Date]
  • January 1 of this year
    [Date]
  • January 1, 1982
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
The failure of our Nation's capital stock to grow at a rate that keeps pace with its labor force has clearly been one cause of our productivity slowdown. Higher investment rates are also critically needed to meet our Nation's energy needs, and to replace energy-inefficient plants and equipment with new energy-saving physical plants.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Topics

  • Finance/Investing
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
Jimmy Carter
The level of investment that is called for will not occur in the absence of policies to encourage it. Therefore, my budget proposes a major liberalization of tax allowances for depreciation, as well as simplified depreciation accounting, increasing the allowable rates by about 40 percent. I am also proposing improvements in the investment tax credit, making it refundable, to meet the investment needs of firms with no current earnings.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    360
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Topics

  • Finance/Investing

    Entities

  • about 40 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
These two proposals, along with carefully-phased tax reductions for individuals, will improve both economic efficiency and tax equity. I urge the Congress to enact legislation along the lines and timetable I have proposed. THE 1982 BUDGET The FY 1982 budget I have sent to the Congress continues our four-year policy of prudence and restraint.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1982
    [Date]
  • four-year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • FY
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
While the budget deficits during my term are higher than I would have liked, their size is determined for the most part by economic conditions. And in spite of these conditions, the relative size of the deficit continues to decline. In 1976, before I took office, the budget deficit equalled 4 percent of gross national product.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Topics

  • News/Business News
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Economics

    Entities

  • 1976
    [Date]
  • 4 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
It had been cut to 2.3 percent in the 1980 fiscal year just ended. My 1982 budget contains a deficit estimated to be less than 1 percent of our gross national product. The rate of growth in Federal spending has been held to a minimum. Nevertheless, outlays are still rising more rapidly than many had anticipated, the result of many powerful forces in our society: We face a threat to our security, as events in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe make clear.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.6
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    367
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Topics

  • Finance
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Afghanistan
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1982
    [Date]
  • the 1980 fiscal year just ended
    [Date]
  • Eastern Europe
    [Location]
  • the Middle East
    [Location]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • 2.3 percent
    [Percent]
  • less than 1 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
We have a steadily aging population and, as a resuit, the biggest single increase in the Federal budget is the rising cost of retirement programs, particularly social security. We face other important domestic needs: to continue responsibility for the disadvantaged; to provide the capital needed by our cities and our transportation systems;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.94

    Entities

  • Federal
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
To protect our environment; to revitalize American industry; and to increase the export of American goods and services so essential to the creation of jobs and a trade surplus.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    145
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    29
  • Syllables
    51
  • Words Per Sentence
    29
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Jimmy Carter
Yet the Federal Government itself may not always be the proper source of such assistance. For example, it must not usurp functions if they can be more appropriately decided upon, managed, and financed by the private sector or by State and local governments. My Administration has always sought to consider the proper focus of responsibility for the most efficient resolution of problems.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    320
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
We have also recognized the need to simplify the system of grants to State and local governments. I have again proposed several grant consolidations in the 1982 budget, including a new proposal that would consolidate several highway programs. The pressures for growth in Federal use of national resources are great.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    258
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 1982
    [Date]
  • State
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
My Administration has initiated many new approaches to cope with these pressures. We started a multi-year budget system, and we began a system for controlling Federal credit programs. Yet in spite of increasing needs to limit spending growth, we have consistently adhered to these strong budget principles: • Our Nation's armed forces must always stand sufficiently strong to deter aggression and to assure our security. • An effective national energy plan is essential to increase domestic production of oil and gas, to encourage conservation of our scarce energy resources, to stimulate conversion to more abundant fuels, and to reduce our trade deficit. • The essential human needs for our citizens must be given the highest priority. • The Federal Government must lead the way in investment in the Nation's technological future. • The Federal Government has an obligation to nurture and protect our environment-the common resource, birthright, and sustenance of the American people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    810
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    155
  • Syllables
    278
  • Words Per Sentence
    155
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • multi-year
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • The Federal Government
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
My 1982 budget continues to support these principles. It also proposes responsible tax reductions to encourage a more productive economy, and adequate funding of our highest priority programs within an overall policy of constraint. Fiscal restraint must be continued in the years ahead. Budgets must be tight enough to convince those who set wages and prices that the Federal Government is serious about fighting inflation but not so tight as to choke off all growth.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    384
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 1982
    [Date]
  • the years ahead
    [Date]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
Careful budget policy should be supplemented by other measures designed to reduce inflation at lower cost in lost output and employment. These other steps include measures to increase investment-such as the tax proposals included in my 1982 budget -- and measures to increase competition and productivity in our economy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    263
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Topics

  • News/Business News
  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Economics

    Entities

  • 1982
    [Date]
Jimmy Carter
Voluntary incomes policies can also directly influence wages and prices in the direction of moderation and thereby bring inflation down faster and at lower cost to the economy. Through a tax-based incomes policy (TIP) we could provide tax incentives for firms and workers to moderate their wage and price increases.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Topics

  • Finance
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy
Jimmy Carter
In the coming years, control of Federal expenditures can make possible periodic tax reductions. The Congress should therefore begin now to evaluate the potentialities of a TIP program so that when the next round of tax reductions is appropriate a TIP program will be seriously considered.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    240
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    46
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    46
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing

    Entities

  • the coming years
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • TIP
    [Organization]
Header
EMPLOYMENT

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    0.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    0.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    0.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    10
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    1
  • Syllables
    3
  • Words Per Sentence
    1
  • Syllables Per Word
    3
Jimmy Carter
During the last four years we have given top priority to meeting the needs of workers and providing additional job opportunities to those who seek work.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    126
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    26
  • Syllables
    44
  • Words Per Sentence
    26
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Entities

  • the last four years
    [Date]
Jimmy Carter
Since the end of 1976: • almost 9 million new jobs have been added to the nation's economy • total employment has reached 97 million. More jobs than ever before are held by women, minorities and young people. Employment over the past four years has increased by: -- 17% for adult women -- 11% for blacks, and -- 30% for Hispanics • employment of black teenagers increased by more than 5%, reversing the decline that occurred in the previous eight years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Jobs & Education/Jobs/Job Listings

    Entities

  • 97 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • almost 9 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the end of 1976
    [Date]
  • the past four years
    [Date]
  • the previous eight years
    [Date]
  • Hispanics
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 11%
    [Percent]
  • 17%
    [Percent]
  • 30%
    [Percent]
  • more than 5%
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
Major initiatives launched by this Administration helped bring about these accomplishments and have provided a solid foundation for employment and training policy in the 1980's. In 1977, as part of the comprehensive economic stimulus program: • 425,000 public service jobs were created • A $1 billion youth employment initiative funded 200,000 jobs • the doubling of the Job Corps to 44,000 slots began and I million summer youth jobs were approved -- a 25 percent increase.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    357
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Entities

  • 1980's
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 200,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 425,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 44,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • I million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1977
    [Date]
  • summer
    [Date]
  • $1 billion
    [Money]
  • Administration
    [Organization]
  • the Job Corps
    [Organization]
  • 25 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
In 1978: • the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act became law • the $400 million Private Sector Initiatives Program was begun • a targeted jobs tax credit for disadvantaged youth and others with special employment barriers was enacted • the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act was reauthorized for four years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Entities

  • 1978
    [Date]
  • four years
    [Date]
  • $400 million
    [Money]
  • Private Sector Initiatives Program
    [Organization]
  • the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
    [Organization]
  • the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
In 1979: • a $6 billion welfare reform proposal was introduced with funding for 400,000 public service jobs • welfare reform demonstration projects were launched in communities around the country • the Vice President initiated a nationwide review of youth unemployment in this country. In 1980: • the findings of the Vice President's Task Force revealed the major education and employment deficits that exist for poor and minority youngsters.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • 400,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1979
    [Date]
  • 1980
    [Date]
  • $6 billion
    [Money]
  • Task Force
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
As a result a $2 billion youth education and jobs initiative was introduced to provide unemployed youth with the basic education and work experience they need to compete in the labor market of the 1980's. • As part of the economic revitalization program several steps were proposed to aid workers in high unemployment communities: -- an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits for the long term unemployed. -- $600 million to train the disadvantaged and unemployed for new private sector jobs. -- positive adjustment demonstrations to aid workers in declining industries. • The important Title VII Private Sector Initiatives Program was reauthorized for an additional two years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    550
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    104
  • Syllables
    190
  • Words Per Sentence
    104
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Jobs

    Entities

  • 1980's
    [Date]
  • an additional 13 weeks
    [Date]
  • an additional two years
    [Date]
  • $2 billion
    [Money]
  • $600 million
    [Money]
Jimmy Carter
In addition to making significant progress in helping the disadvantaged and unemployed, important gains were realized for all workers: • an historic national accord with organized labor made it possible for the views of working men and women to be heard as the nation's economic and domestic policies were formulated. • the Mine Safety and Health Act brought about improved working conditions for the nation's 500,000 miners. • substantial reforms of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were accomplished to help reduce unnecessary burdens on business and to focus on major health and safety problems. • the minimum wage was increased over a four year period from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour. • the Black Lung Benefit Reform Act was signed into law. • attempts to weaken the Davis-Bacon Act were defeated.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    649
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    134
  • Syllables
    228
  • Words Per Sentence
    134
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • four year
    [Date]
  • the Black Lung Benefit Reform Act
    [Event]
  • the Davis-Bacon Act
    [Law]
  • 2.3
    [Money]
  • 3.35
    [Money]
  • the Mine Safety and Health Act
    [Organization]
  • the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
While substantial gains have been made in the last four years, continued efforts are required to ensure that this progress is continued: • government must continue to make labor a full partner in the policy decisions that affect the interests of working men and women • a broad, bipartisan effort to combat youth unemployment must be sustained • compassionate reform of the nation's welfare system should be continued with employment opportunities provided for those able to work • workers in declining industries should be provided new skills and help in finding employment TRADE Over the past year, the U.S. trade picture improved as a result of solid export gains in both manufactured and agricultural products.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    588
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    198
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
  • the last four years
    [Date]
  • the past year
    [Date]

  • [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
Agricultural exports reached a new record of over $40 billion, while manufactured exports have grown by 24 percent to a record $144 billion. In these areas the United States recorded significant surpluses of $24 billion and $19 billion respectively. While our oil imports remained a major drain on our foreign exchange earnings, that drain was somewhat moderated by a 19 percent decline in the volume of oil imports.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    327
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Agriculture & Forestry

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • $19 billion
    [Money]
  • $24 billion
    [Money]
  • a record $144 billion
    [Money]
  • over $40 billion
    [Money]
  • 19 percent
    [Percent]
  • 24 percent
    [Percent]
Jimmy Carter
U.S. trade negotiators made significant progress over the past year in assuring effective implementation of the agreements negotiated during the Tokyo Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations. Agreements reached with the Japanese government, for example, will assure that the United States will be able to expand its exports to the Japanese market in such key areas as telecommunications equipment, tobacco, and lumber.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    351
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Political Science

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • the Tokyo Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations
    [Event]
  • Japanese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Jimmy Carter
Efforts by U.S. trade negotiators also helped to persuade a number of key developing countries to accept many of the non-tariff codes negotiated during the Multilateral Trade Negotiations. This will assure that these countries will increasingly assume obligations under the international trading system. A difficult world economic environment posed a challenge for the management of trade relations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.97

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Multilateral Trade Negotiations
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
U.S. trade negotiators were called upon to manage serious sectoral problems in such areas as steel, and helped to assure that U.S. chemical exports will have continued access to the European market. Close consultations with the private sector in the United States have enabled U.S. trade negotiators to pinpoint obstacles to U.S. trade in services, and to build a basis for future negotiations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.6
  • Gunning Fog
    9.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.8
  • ARI
    4.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    320
  • Sentences
    10
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Jimmy Carter
Services have been an increasingly important source of export earnings for the United States, and the United States must assure continued and increased access to foreign markets. The trade position of the United States has improved. But vigorous efforts are needed in a number of areas to assure continued market access for U.S. exports, particularly agricultural and high technology products, in which the United States continues to have a strong competitive edge.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    386
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
Jimmy Carter
Continued efforts are also needed to remove many domestic disincentives, which now hamper U.S. export growth. And we must ensure that countries do not manipulate investment, or impose investment performance requirements which distort trade and cost us jobs in this country. In short, we must continue to seek free -- but fair -- trade.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    7.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • U.S.
    [Country, City, State]
  • us
    [Country, City, State]