Gerald Ford: State of the Union Address - January 15, 1975

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.6
  • Gunning Fog
    13.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    19,784
  • Sentences
    229
  • Words
    4,163
  • Syllables
    6,733
  • Words Per Sentence
    4,163
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    2,479
  • Words Per Minute
    100.76

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News
Gerald Ford
00:00:00
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00:00:44
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of the 94th Congress, and distinguished guests: Twenty-six years ago, a freshman Congressman, a young fellow with lots of idealism who was out to change the world, stood before Sam Rayburn in the well of the House and solemnly swore to the same oath that all of you took yesterday -- an unforgettable experience, and I congratulate you all.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.3
  • Gunning Fog
    13.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    44.6
  • Words Per Minute
    87.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Twenty-six years ago
    [Date]
  • yesterday
    [Date]
  • 94th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Sam Rayburn
    [Person]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
Gerald Ford
00:00:44
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00:01:19
  Two days later, that same freshman stood at the back of this great Chamber-over there someplace -- as President Truman, all charged up by his single-handed election victory, reported as the Constitution requires on the state of the Union. When the bipartisan applause stopped, President Truman said, "I am happy to report to this 81st Congress that the state of the Union is good.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    307
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    34.68
  • Words Per Minute
    114.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • this 81st
    [Date]
  • Two days later
    [Date]
  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Chamber
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Truman
    [Person]
Gerald Ford
00:01:19
-
00:01:54
  Our Nation is better able than ever before to meet the needs of the American people, and to give them their fair chance in the pursuit of happiness. is foremost among the nations of the world in the search for peace." Today, that freshman Member from Michigan stands where Mr. Truman stood, and I must say to you that the state of the Union is not good: Millions of Americans are out of work.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    8.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    35.48
  • Words Per Minute
    126.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Michigan
    [Country, City, State]
  • Today
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Truman
    [Person]
Gerald Ford
00:01:54
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00:02:24
  Recession and inflation are eroding the money of millions more. Prices are too high, and sales are too slow. This year's Federal deficit will be about $30 billion; next year's probably $45 billion. The national debt will rise to over $500 billion. Our plant capacity and productivity are not increasing fast enough.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    245
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    29.52
  • Words Per Minute
    105.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.79
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • $45 billion
    [Money]
  • about $30 billion
    [Money]
  • over $500 billion
    [Money]
Gerald Ford
00:02:24
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00:03:02
  We depend on others for essential energy. Some people question their Government's ability to make hard decisions and stick with them; they expect Washington politics as usual. Yet, what President Truman said on January 5, 1949, is even more true in 1975. We are better able to meet our people's needs. All Americans do have a fairer chance to pursue happiness.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.7
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    6.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    38
  • Words Per Minute
    96.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1975
    [Date]
  • January 5, 1949
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Truman
    [Person]
Gerald Ford
00:03:02
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00:03:36
  Not only are we still the foremost nation in the pursuit of peace but today's prospects of attaining it are infinitely brighter. There were 59 million Americans employed at the start of 1949; now there are more than 85 million Americans who have jobs. In comparable dollars, the average income of the American family has doubled during the past 26 years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.5
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    34.68
  • Words Per Minute
    105.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • 59 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • more than 85 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the past 26 years
    [Date]
  • the start of 1949
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:03:36
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00:04:22
  Now, I want to speak very bluntly. I've got bad news, and I don't expect much, if any, applause. The American people want action, and it will take both the Congress and the President to give them what they want. Progress and solutions can be achieved, and they will be achieved. My message today is not intended to address all of the complex needs of America.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    6.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    8.4
  • ARI
    5.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    45.2
  • Words Per Minute
    87.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • today
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:04:22
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00:04:53
  I will send separate messages making specific recommendations for domestic legislation, such as the extension of general revenue sharing and the Voting Rights Act. The moment has come to move in a new direction. We can do this by fashioning a new partnership between the Congress on the one hand, the White House on the other, and the people we both represent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    31.64
  • Words Per Minute
    117.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Entities

  • the Voting Rights Act
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the White House
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:04:53
-
00:05:23
  Let us mobilize the most powerful and most creative industrial nation that ever existed on this Earth to put all our people to work. The emphasis on our economic efforts must now shift from inflation to jobs. To bolster business and industry and to create new jobs, I propose a 1-year tax reduction of $16 billion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    250
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    29.68
  • Words Per Minute
    115.23

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • 1-year
    [Date]
  • Earth
    [Location]
  • $16 billion
    [Money]
Gerald Ford
00:05:23
-
00:06:07
  Three-quarters would go to individuals and one-quarter to promote business investment. This cash rebate to individuals amounts to 12 percent of 1974 tax payments-a total cut of $12 billion, with a maximum of $1,000 per return. I call on the Congress to act by April 1. If you do -- and I hope you will -- the Treasury can send the first check for half of the rebate in May and the second by September.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.7
  • Gunning Fog
    10.3
  • Coleman Liau
    7.1
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    43.52
  • Words Per Minute
    106.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.60
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one-quarter
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1974
    [Date]
  • April 1
    [Date]
  • May
    [Date]
  • September
    [Date]
  • Three-quarters
    [Date]
  • $12 billion
    [Money]
  • 1,000
    [Money]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
  • 12 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:06:07
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00:06:39
  The other one-fourth of the cut, about $4 billion, will go to business, including farms, to promote expansion and to create more jobs. The 1-year reduction for businesses would be in the form of a liberalized investment tax credit increasing the rate to 12 percent for all businesses. This tax cut does not include the more fundamental reforms needed in our tax system.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    32.36
  • Words Per Minute
    120.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.48
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance

    Entities

  • one-fourth
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1-year
    [Date]
  • about $4 billion
    [Money]
  • 12 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:06:39
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00:07:19
  But it points us in the right direction -- allowing taxpayers rather than the Government to spend their pay. Cutting taxes now is essential if we are to turn the economy around. A tax cut offers the best hope of creating more jobs. Unfortunately, it will increase the size of the budget deficit. Therefore, it is more important than ever that we take steps to control the growth of Federal expenditures.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    324
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    40.32
  • Words Per Minute
    104.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning
  • Law & Government/Government
  • News
Gerald Ford
00:07:19
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00:07:58
  Part of our trouble is that we have been self-indulgent. For decades, we have been voting ever-increasing levels of Government benefits, and now the bill has come due. We have been adding so many new programs that the size and the growth of the Federal budget has taken on a life of its own. One characteristic of these programs is that their cost increases automatically every year because the number of people eligible for most of the benefits increases every year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    379
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    39.08
  • Words Per Minute
    127.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • decades
    [Date]
  • every year
    [Date]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:07:58
-
00:08:38
  When these programs are enacted, there is no dollar amount set. No one knows what they will cost. All we know is that whatever they cost last year, they will cost more next year. It is a question of simple arithmetic. Unless we check the excessive growth of Federal expenditures or impose on ourselves matching increases in taxes, we will continue to run huge inflationary deficits in the Federal budget.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    10.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    7.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    327
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    40.04
  • Words Per Minute
    104.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • more next year
    [Date]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:08:38
-
00:09:25
  If we project the current built-in momentum of Federal spending through the next 15 years, State, Federal, and local government expenditures could easily comprise half of our gross national product. This compares with less than a third in 1975. I have just concluded the process of preparing the budget submissions for fiscal year 1976. In that budget, I will propose legislation to restrain the growth of a number of existing programs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    46.36
  • Words Per Minute
    93.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • less than a third
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1975
    [Date]
  • fiscal year 1976
    [Date]
  • the next 15 years
    [Date]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:09:25
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00:10:24
  I have also concluded that no new spending programs can be initiated this year, except for energy. Further, I will not hesitate to veto any new spending programs adopted by the Congress. As an additional step toward putting the Federal Government's house in order, I recommend a 5-percent limit on Federal pay increases in 1975. In all Government programs tied to the Consumer Price Index -- including social security, civil service and military retirement pay, and food stamps -- I also propose a 1-year maximum increase of 5 percent.

    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
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    424
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    59.04
  • Words Per Minute
    90.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 1-year
    [Date]
  • 1975
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Federal Government's
    [Organization]
  • social security
    [Organization]
  • 5 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:10:24
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00:10:52
  None of these recommended ceiling limitations, over which Congress has final authority, are easy to propose, because in most cases they involve anticipated payments to many, many deserving people. Nonetheless, it must be done. I must emphasize that I am not asking to eliminate, to reduce, to freeze these payments.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    256
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76
  • Seconds
    28.04
  • Words Per Minute
    106.99

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    4.00

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:10:52
-
00:11:31
  I am merely recommending that we slow down the rate at which these payments increase and these programs grow. Only a reduction in the growth of spending can keep Federal borrowing down and reduce the damage to the private sector from high interest rates. Only a reduction in spending can make it possible for the Federal Reserve System to avoid an inflationary growth in the money supply and thus restore balance to our economy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • 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
    352
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    39.24
  • Words Per Minute
    113.15

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing

    Entities

  • the Federal Reserve System
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:11:31
-
00:12:15
  A major reduction in the growth of Federal spending can help dispel the uncertainty that so many feel about our economy and put us on the way to curing our economic ills. If we don't act to slow down the rate of increase in Federal spending, the United States Treasury will be legally obligated to spend more than $360 billion in fiscal year 1976, even if no new programs are enacted.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • 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
    301
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    44.08
  • Words Per Minute
    96.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • News

    Entities

  • fiscal year 1976
    [Date]
  • more than $360 billion
    [Money]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • the United States Treasury
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:12:15
-
00:12:43
  These are not matters of conjecture or prediction, but again, a matter of simple arithmetic. The size of these numbers and their implications for our everyday life and the health of our economic system are shocking. I submitted to the last Congress a list of budget deferrals and rescissions. There will be more cuts recommended in the budget that I will submit.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    28.4
  • Words Per Minute
    130.99

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.62
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Science/Mathematics

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:12:43
-
00:13:21
  Even so, the level of outlays for fiscal year 1976 is still much, much too high. Not only is it too high for this year but the decisions we make now will inevitably have a major and growing impact on expenditure levels in future years. I think this is a very fundamental issue that we, the Congress and I, must jointly solve.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    10.8
  • Coleman Liau
    8.2
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    8.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    37.32
  • Words Per Minute
    99.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • fiscal year 1976
    [Date]
  • future years
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:13:21
-
00:14:22
  Economic disruptions we and others are experiencing stem in part from the fact that the world price of petroleum has quadrupled in the last year. But in all honesty, we cannot put all of the blame on the oil-exporting nations. We, the United States, are not blameless. Our growing dependence upon foreign sources has been adding to our vulnerability for years and years, and we did nothing to prepare ourselves for such an event as the embargo of 1973. During the 1960's, this country had a surplus capacity of crude oil which we were able to make available to our trading partners whenever there was a disruption of supply.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    496
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    110
  • Syllables
    165
  • Words Per Sentence
    110
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    60.76
  • Words Per Minute
    108.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • 1960's
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1973
    [Date]
  • the last year
    [Date]
  • years
    [Date]
Gerald Ford
00:14:22
-
00:15:04
  This surplus capacity enabled us to influence both supplies and prices of crude oil throughout the world. Our excess capacity neutralized any effort at establishing an effective cartel, and thus the rest of the world was assured of adequate supplies of oil at reasonable prices. By 1970, our surplus capacity had vanished, and as a consequence, the latent power of the oil cartel could emerge in full force.

    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
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    329
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    42.68
  • Words Per Minute
    95.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 1970
    [Date]
Gerald Ford
00:15:04
-
00:15:40
  Europe and Japan, both heavily dependent on imported oil, now struggle to keep their economies in balance. Even the United States, our country, which is far more self-sufficient than most other industrial countries, has been .put under serious pressure. I am proposing a program which will begin to restore our country's surplus capacity in total energy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    35.56
  • Words Per Minute
    96.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Europe
    [Location]
Gerald Ford
00:15:40
-
00:16:20
  In this way, we will be able to assure ourselves reliable and adequate energy and help foster a new world energy stability for other major consuming nations. But this Nation and, in fact, the world must face the prospect of energy difficulties between now and 1985. This program will impose burdens on all of us with the aim of reducing our consumption of energy and increasing our production.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    40.12
  • Words Per Minute
    101.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.52
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • between now and 1985
    [Date]
Gerald Ford
00:16:20
-
00:16:55
  Great attention has been paid to the considerations of fairness, and I can assure you that the burdens will not fall more harshly on those less able to bear them. I am recommending a plan to make us invulnerable to cutoffs of foreign oil. It will require sacrifices, but it -- and this is most important -- it will work.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    34.64
  • Words Per Minute
    100.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
Gerald Ford
00:16:55
-
00:17:45
  I have set the following national energy goals to assure that our future is as secure and as productive as our past: First, we must reduce oil imports by 1 million barrels per day by the end of this year and by 2 million barrels per day by the end of 1977. Second, we must end vulnerability to economic disruption by foreign suppliers by 1985. Third, we must develop our energy technology and resources so that the United States has the ability to supply a significant share of the energy needs of the free world by the end of this century.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • 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
    423
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    101
  • Syllables
    145
  • Words Per Sentence
    101
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    50.88
  • Words Per Minute
    119.1

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1985
    [Date]
  • the end of 1977
    [Date]
  • the end of this century
    [Date]
  • the end of this year
    [Date]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • 1 million barrels
    [Quantity]
  • 2 million barrels
    [Quantity]
Gerald Ford
00:17:45
-
00:18:19
  To attain these objectives, we need immediate action to cut imports. Unfortunately, in the short term there are only a limited number of actions which can increase domestic supply. I will press for all of them. I urge quick action on the necessary legislation to allow commercial production at the Elk Hills, California, Naval Petroleum Reserve.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    33.72
  • Words Per Minute
    99.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • California
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Elk Hills
    [Country, City, State]
  • Petroleum Reserve
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:18:19
-
00:18:59
  In order that we make greater use of domestic coal resources, I am submitting amendments to the Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act which will greatly increase the number of powerplants that can be promptly converted to coal. Obviously, voluntary conservation continues to be essential, but tougher programs are needed -- and needed now.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85
  • Seconds
    39.48
  • Words Per Minute
    80.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:18:59
-
00:19:36
  Therefore, I am using Presidential powers to raise the fee on all imported crude oil and petroleum products. The crude oil fee level will be increased $1 per barrel on February 1, by $2 per barrel on March 1, and by $3 per barrel on April 1. I will take actions to reduce undue hardships on any geographical region.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    242
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    37.72
  • Words Per Minute
    93.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.74
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas

    Entities

  • April 1
    [Date]
  • February 1
    [Date]
  • March 1
    [Date]
  • 1
    [Money]
  • 2
    [Money]
  • 3
    [Money]
Gerald Ford
00:19:36
-
00:20:09
  The foregoing are interim administrative actions. They will be rescinded when the broader but necessary legislation is enacted. To that end, I am requesting the Congress to act within 90 days on a more comprehensive energy tax program. It includes: excise taxes and import fees totaling $2 per barrel on product imports and on all crude oil;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    32.68
  • Words Per Minute
    104.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.01
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • 90 days
    [Date]
  • 2
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:20:09
-
00:20:17
  Deregulation of new natural gas and enactment of a natural gas excise tax.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    61
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    13
  • Syllables
    25
  • Words Per Sentence
    13
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85
  • Seconds
    8.4
  • Words Per Minute
    92.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
Gerald Ford
00:20:17
-
00:21:03
  I plan to take Presidential initiative to decontrol the price of domestic crude oil on April 1. I urge the Congress to enact a windfall profits tax by that date to ensure that oil producers do not profit unduly. The sooner Congress acts, the more effective the oil conservation program will be and the quicker the Federal revenues can be returned to our people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    45.08
  • Words Per Minute
    85.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • April 1
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:21:03
-
00:21:38
  I am prepared to use Presidential authority to limit imports, as necessary, to guarantee success. I want you to know that before deciding on my energy conservation program, I considered rationing and higher gasoline taxes as alternatives. In my judgment, neither would achieve the desired results and both would produce unacceptable inequities.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9
  • Seconds
    35.24
  • Words Per Minute
    88.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics
Gerald Ford
00:21:38
-
00:22:09
  A massive program must be initiated to increase energy supply, to cut demand, and provide new standby emergency programs to achieve the independence we want by 1985. The largest part of increased oil production must come from new frontier areas on the Outer Continental Shelf and from the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4 in Alaska.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    31.68
  • Words Per Minute
    104.17

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas

    Entities

  • 4
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Alaska
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1985
    [Date]
  • the Outer Continental Shelf
    [Location]
  • the Naval Petroleum Reserve
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:22:09
-
00:22:40
  It is the intent of this Administration to move ahead with exploration, leasing, and production on those frontier areas of the Outer Continental Shelf where the environmental risks are acceptable. Use of our most abundant domestic resource -- coal -- is severely limited. We must strike a reasonable compromise on environmental concerns with coal.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87
  • Seconds
    31
  • Words Per Minute
    100.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.51
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the Outer Continental Shelf
    [Infrastructure]
  • Administration
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:22:40
-
00:23:10
  I am submitting Clean Air amendments which will allow greater coal use without sacrificing clean air goals. I vetoed the strip mining legislation passed by the last Congress. With appropriate changes, I will sign a revised version when it comes to the White House. See 1974 volume, Item 326. I am proposing a number of actions to energize our nuclear power program.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.5
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    6.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    29.32
  • Words Per Minute
    126.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 326
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1974
    [Date]
  • Clean Air
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the White House
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:23:10
-
00:23:36
  I will submit legislation to expedite nuclear leasing and the rapid selection of sites. In recent months, utilities have cancelled or postponed over 60 percent of planned nuclear expansion and 30 percent of planned additions to non-nuclear capacity. Financing problems for that industry are worsening.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    9.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    9.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    248
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    46
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    46
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76
  • Seconds
    26.44
  • Words Per Minute
    104.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.82
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities

    Entities

  • recent months
    [Date]
  • utilities
    [Organization]
  • 30 percent
    [Percent]
  • over 60 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:23:36
-
00:24:31
  I am therefore recommending that the 1-year investment tax credit of 12 percent be extended an additional 2 years to specifically speed the construction of powerplants that do not use natural gas or oil. I am also submitting proposals for selective reform of State utility commission regulations. To provide the critical stability for our domestic energy production in the face of world price uncertainty, I will request legislation to authorize and require tariffs, import quotas, or price floors to protect our energy prices at levels which will achieve energy independence.

    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
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    476
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    91
  • Syllables
    168
  • Words Per Sentence
    91
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81
  • Seconds
    55.08
  • Words Per Minute
    99.13

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • 1-year
    [Date]
  • an additional 2 years
    [Date]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • 12 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:24:31
-
00:25:01
  Increasing energy supplies is not enough. We must take additional steps to cut long-term consumption. I therefore propose to the Congress: legislation to make thermal efficiency standards mandatory for all new buildings in the United States; a new tax credit of up to $150 for those homeowners who install insulation equipment;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.6
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73
  • Seconds
    30.08
  • Words Per Minute
    103.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • up to $150
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Gerald Ford
00:25:01
-
00:26:07
  The establishment of an energy conservation program to help low-income families purchase insulation supplies; legislation to modify and defer automotive pollution standards for 5 years, which will enable us to improve automobile gas mileage by 40 percent by 1980. These proposals and actions, cumulatively, can reduce our dependence on foreign energy supplies from 3 to 5 million barrels per day by 1985. To make the United States invulnerable to foreign disruption, I propose standby emergency legislation and a strategic storage program of 1 billion barrels of oil for domestic needs and 300 million barrels for national defense purposes.

    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
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    517
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    183
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83
  • Seconds
    65.56
  • Words Per Minute
    90.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy/Green Living & Environmental Issues

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1980
    [Date]
  • 1985
    [Date]
  • 5 years
    [Date]
  • 40 percent
    [Percent]
  • 1 billion barrels
    [Quantity]
  • 3 to 5 million barrels
    [Quantity]
  • 300 million barrels
    [Quantity]
Gerald Ford
00:26:07
-
00:26:57
  I will ask for the funds needed for energy research and development activities. I have established a goal of 1 million barrels of synthetic fuels and shale oil production per day by 1985 together with an incentive program to achieve it. I have a very deep belief in America's capabilities. Within the next 10 years, my program envisions: 200 major nuclear powerplants; 250 major new coal mines; 150 major coal-fired powerplants; 30 major new refineries; 20 major new synthetic fuel plants;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    50.48
  • Words Per Minute
    97.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas

    Entities

  • 150
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 20
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 200
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 250
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 30
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1985
    [Date]
  • the next 10 years
    [Date]
  • 1 million barrels
    [Quantity]
Gerald Ford
00:26:57
-
00:27:18
  The drilling of many thousands of new oil wells; the insulation of 18 million homes; and the manufacturing and the sale of millions of new automobiles, trucks, and buses that use much less fuel.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    154
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    34
  • Syllables
    52
  • Words Per Sentence
    34
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    20.32
  • Words Per Minute
    100.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.25
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Energy & Utilities/Oil & Gas

    Entities

  • 18 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • of many thousands
    [Cardinal Number]
Gerald Ford
00:27:18
-
00:28:22
  I happen to believe that we can do it. In another crisis -- the one in 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this country would build 60,000 military aircraft. By 1943, production in that program had reached 125,000 aircraft annually. They did it then. We can do it now. If the Congress and the American people will work with me to attain these targets, they will be achieved and will be surpassed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.0
  • Gunning Fog
    6.9
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    8.6
  • ARI
    3.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.32
  • Seconds
    63.92
  • Words Per Minute
    68.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.57
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • 125,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 60,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1942
    [Date]
  • 1943
    [Date]
  • annually
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    [Person]
Gerald Ford
00:28:22
-
00:28:50
  From adversity, let us seize opportunity. Revenues of some $30 billion from higher energy taxes designed to encourage conservation must be refunded to the American people in a manner which corrects distortions in our tax system wrought by inflation. People have been pushed into higher tax brackets by inflation, with consequent reduction in their actual spending power.

    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
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    306
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.88
  • Seconds
    28.56
  • Words Per Minute
    119.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • some $30 billion
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Gerald Ford
00:28:50
-
00:29:24
  Business taxes are similarly distorted because inflation exaggerates reported profits, resulting in excessive taxes. Accordingly, I propose that future individual income taxes be reduced by $16.5 billion. This will be done by raising the low-income allowance and reducing tax rates. This continuing tax cut will primarily benefit lower- and middle-income taxpayers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.98
  • Seconds
    34.2
  • Words Per Minute
    92.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • $16.5 billion
    [Money]
Gerald Ford
00:29:24
-
00:30:17
  For example, a typical family of four with a gross income of $5,600 now pays $185 in Federal income taxes. Under this tax cut plan, they would pay nothing. A family of four with a gross income of $12,500 now pays $1,260 in Federal taxes. My proposal reduces that total by $300. Families grossing $20,000 would receive a reduction of $210. Those with the very lowest incomes, who can least afford higher costs, must also be compensated.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.6
  • Gunning Fog
    9.8
  • Coleman Liau
    6.8
  • SMOG
    11.0
  • ARI
    3.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.35
  • Seconds
    52.56
  • Words Per Minute
    92.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.90
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1,260
    [Money]
  • 12,500
    [Money]
  • 185
    [Money]
  • 20,000
    [Money]
  • 210
    [Money]
  • 300
    [Money]
  • 5,600
    [Money]
Gerald Ford
00:30:17
-
00:30:54
  I propose a payment of $80 to every person 18 years of age and older in that very limited category. State and local governments will receive $2 billion in additional revenue sharing to offset their increased energy costs. To offset inflationary distortions and to generate more economic activity, the corporate tax rate will be reduced from 48 percent to 42 percent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74
  • Seconds
    36.88
  • Words Per Minute
    99.24

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society/Family & Relationships/Marriage

    Entities

  • 18 years of age
    [Date]
  • $2 billion
    [Money]
  • 80
    [Money]
  • 42 percent
    [Percent]
  • 48 percent
    [Percent]
Gerald Ford
00:30:54
-
00:31:25
  Now let me turn, if I might, to the international dimension of the present crisis. At no time in our peacetime history has the state of the Nation depended more heavily on the state of the world. And seldom, if ever, has the state of the world depended more heavily on the state of our Nation. The economic distress is global.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.1
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    6.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    258
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    30.76
  • Words Per Minute
    118.99

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.76
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military
  • Reference/Humanities/History
Gerald Ford
00:31:25
-
00:31:55
  We will not solve it at home unless we help to remedy the profound economic dislocation abroad. World trade and monetary structure provides markets, energy, food, and vital raw materials -- for all nations. This international system is now in jeopardy. This Nation can be proud of significant achievements in recent years in solving problems and crises.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77
  • Seconds
    30.4
  • Words Per Minute
    110.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • recent years
    [Date]