Ronald Reagan: Address to a Joint Session of Congress - February 18, 1981

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    21,260
  • Sentences
    222
  • Words
    4,491
  • Syllables
    7,227
  • Words Per Sentence
    4,491
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    1,968
  • Words Per Minute
    136.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    1.00
  • AFINN
    133.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Ronald Reagan
00:00:00
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00:00:11
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, distinguished Members of Congress, honored guests, and fellow citizens:

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    7.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    7.9
  • ARI
    9.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    1.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    1.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    80
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    13
  • Syllables
    24
  • Words Per Sentence
    13
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85
  • Seconds
    11.56
  • Words Per Minute
    67.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.07

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:11
-
00:00:33
  Only a month ago I was your guest in this historic building, and I pledged to you my cooperation in doing what is right for this Nation that we all love so much. I'm here tonight to reaffirm that pledge and to ask that we share in restoring the promise that is offered to every citizen by this, the last, best hope of man on Earth.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    7.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.29
  • Seconds
    22.4
  • Words Per Minute
    176.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Travel

    Entities

  • Only a month ago
    [Date]
  • Earth
    [Location]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:33
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00:00:59
  All of us are aware of the punishing inflation which has for the first time in 60 years held to double-digit figures for 2 years in a row. Interest rates have reached absurd levels of more that 20 percent and over 15 percent for those who would borrow to buy a home. All across this land one can see newly built homes standing vacant, unsold because of mortgage interest rates.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.9
  • Gunning Fog
    11.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    296
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.3
  • Seconds
    25.36
  • Words Per Minute
    167.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • 2 years in a row
    [Date]
  • 60 years
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • more that 20 percent
    [Percent]
  • over 15 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:00:59
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00:01:33
  Almost 8 million Americans are out of work. These are people who want to be productive. But as the months go by, despair dominates their lives. The threats of layoff and unemployment hang over other millions, and all who work are frustrated by their inability to keep up with inflation. One worker in a Midwest city put it to me this way: He said, "I'm bringing home more dollars than I ever believed I could possibly earn, but I seem to be getting worse off." And he is.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.9
  • Gunning Fog
    10.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    5.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    34.32
  • Words Per Minute
    157.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.97
  • AFINN
    -13.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Almost 8 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • over other millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the months
    [Date]
  • Midwest
    [Location]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:33
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00:01:55
  Not only have hourly earnings of the American worker, after adjusting for inflation, declined 5 percent over the past 5 years, but in these 5 years, Federal personal taxes for the average family have increased 67 percent. We can no longer procrastinate and hope that things will get better. They will not.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    242
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    21.64
  • Words Per Minute
    144.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • the past 5 years
    [Date]
  • these 5 years
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 5 percent
    [Percent]
  • 67 percent
    [Percent]
  • hourly
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:55
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00:02:21
  Unless we act forcefully -- and now -- the economy will get worse. Can we, who man the ship of state, deny it is somewhat out of control? Our national debt is approaching $1 trillion. A few weeks ago I called such a figure, a trillion dollars, incomprehensible, and I've been trying ever since to think of a way to illustrate how big a trillion really is.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    273
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    26.48
  • Words Per Minute
    147.28

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.79
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • A few weeks ago
    [Date]
  • $1 trillion
    [Money]
  • a trillion dollars
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:21
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00:02:50
  And the best I could come up with is that if you had a stack of thousand-dollar bills in your hand only 4 inches high, you'd be a millionaire. A trillion dollars would be a stack of thousand-dollar bills 67 miles high. The interest on the public debt this year we know will be over $90 billion, and unless we change the proposed spending for the fiscal year beginning October 1st, we'll add another almost $80 billion to the debt.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    8.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    331
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    28.96
  • Words Per Minute
    169.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • you'd
    [Country, City, State]
  • October 1st
    [Date]
  • the fiscal year
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • $90 billion
    [Money]
  • A trillion dollars
    [Money]
  • another almost $80 billion
    [Money]
  • thousand-dollar
    [Money]
  • we'll
    [Organization]
  • 67 miles
    [Quantity]
  • only 4 inches
    [Quantity]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:50
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00:03:13
  Adding to our troubles is a mass of regulations imposed on the shopkeeper, the farmer, the craftsman, professionals, and major industry that is estimated to add $100 billion to the price of the things we buy, and it reduces our ability to produce. The rate of increase in American productivity, once one of the highest in the world, is among the lowest of all major industrial nations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • 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
    306
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    22.64
  • Words Per Minute
    177.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.32
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • $100 billion
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:13
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00:03:37
  Indeed, it has actually declined in the last 3 years. Now, I've painted a pretty grim picture, but I think I've painted it accurately. It is within our power to change this picture, and we can act with hope. There's nothing wrong with our internal strengths. There has been no breakdown of the human, technological, and natural resources upon which the economy is built.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.9
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    10.0
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    24.36
  • Words Per Minute
    157.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the last 3 years
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:37
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00:03:58
  Based on this confidence in a system which has never failed us, but which we have failed through a lack of confidence and sometimes through a belief that we could fine-tune the economy and get it tuned to our liking, I am proposing a comprehensive four-point program. Now, let me outline in detail some of the principal parts of this program.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    20.84
  • Words Per Minute
    181.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:58
-
00:04:19
  You'll each be provided with a completely detailed copy of the entire program. This plan is aimed at reducing the growth in government spending and taxing, reforming and eliminating regulations which are unnecessary and unproductive or counterproductive, and encouraging a consistent monetary policy aimed at maintaining the value of the currency.

    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
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96
  • Seconds
    21.12
  • Words Per Minute
    144.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • You'll
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:19
-
00:04:46
  If enacted in full, this program can help America create 13 million new jobs, nearly 3 million more than we would have without these measures. It will also help us to gain control of inflation. It's important to note that we're only reducing the rate of increase in taxing and spending. We're not attempting to cut either spending or taxing levels below that which we presently have.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    8.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    26.68
  • Words Per Minute
    150.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 13 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • nearly 3 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:46
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00:05:27
  This plan will get our economy moving again, productivity growth, and thus create the jobs that our people must have. And I'm asking that you join me in reducing direct Federal spending by $41.4 billion in fiscal year 1982, and this goes along with another $7.7 billion in user fees and off-budget savings for a total of $49.1 billion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    41.2
  • Words Per Minute
    87.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • fiscal year 1982
    [Date]
  • $41.4 billion
    [Money]
  • $49.1 billion
    [Money]
  • $7.7 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:27
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00:05:57
  And this will still allow an increase of $40.8 billion over 1981 spending. Now, I know that exaggerated and inaccurate stories about these cuts have disturbed many people, particularly those dependent on grant and benefit programs for their basic needs. Some of you have heard from constituents, I know, afraid that social security checks, for example, were going to be taken away from them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61
  • Seconds
    29.64
  • Words Per Minute
    129.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • 1981
    [Date]
  • $40.8 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:57
-
00:06:27
  Well, I regret the fear that these unfounded stories have caused, and I welcome this opportunity to set things straight. We will continue to fulfill the obligations that spring from our national conscience. Those who, through no fault of their own, must depend on the rest of us -- the poverty stricken, the disabled, the elderly, all those with true need -- can rest assured that the social safety net of programs they depend on are exempt from any cuts.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.6
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    362
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    29.96
  • Words Per Minute
    156.21

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • that spring
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:06:27
-
00:06:53
  The full retirement benefits of the more than 31 million social security recipients will be continued, along with an annual cost-of-living increase. Medicare will not be cut, nor will supplemental income for the blind, the aged, and the disabled. And funding will continue for veterans pensions. School breakfasts and lunches for the children of low-income families will continue, as will nutrition and other special services for the aging.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    16.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    359
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    26.04
  • Words Per Minute
    163.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    1.00

    Topics

  • Finance/Financial Planning & Management/Retirement & Pension

    Entities

  • more than 31 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • Medicare
    [Organization]
  • social security
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:06:53
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00:07:30
  There will be no cut in Project Head Start or summer youth jobs. All in all, nearly $216 billion worth of programs providing help for tens of millions of Americans will be fully funded. But government will not continue to subsidize individuals or particular business interests where real need cannot be demonstrated.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    37.24
  • Words Per Minute
    83.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • tens of millions
    [Cardinal Number]
  • summer
    [Date]
  • nearly $216 billion
    [Money]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:07:30
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00:07:54
  And while we will reduce some subsidies to regional and local governments, we will at the same time convert a number of categorical grant programs into block grants to reduce wasteful administrative overhead and to give local governments and States more flexibility and control. We call for an end in duplication to Federal programs and reform of those which are not cost-effective.

    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
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    23.76
  • Words Per Minute
    159.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
Ronald Reagan
00:07:54
-
00:08:15
  Now, already some have protested that there must be no reduction in aid to schools. Well, let me point out that Federal aid to education amounts to only 8 percent of the total educational funding, and for this 8 percent, the Federal Government has insisted on tremendously disproportionate share of control over our schools.

    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
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    263
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    21.4
  • Words Per Minute
    151.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.22
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • only 8 percent
    [Percent]
  • this 8 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:08:15
-
00:08:51
  Whatever reductions we've proposed in that 8 percent will amount to very little in the total cost of education. They will, however, restore more authority to States and local school districts. Historically, the American people have supported by voluntary contributions more artistic and cultural activities than all the other countries in the world put together.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89
  • Seconds
    36.32
  • Words Per Minute
    90.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Education

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 8 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:08:51
-
00:09:22
  I wholeheartedly support this approach and believe that Americans will continue their generosity. Therefore, I'm proposing a savings of $85 million in the Federal subsidies now going to the arts and humanities. There are a number of subsidies to business and industry that I believe are unnecessary, not because the activities being subsidized aren't of value, but because the marketplace contains incentives enough to warrant continuing these activities without a government subsidy.

    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
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    402
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    143
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.93
  • Seconds
    30.64
  • Words Per Minute
    140.99

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • $85 million
    [Money]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:09:22
-
00:09:42
  One such subsidy is the Department of Energy's synthetic fuels program. We will continue support of research leading to development of new technologies and more independence from foreign oil, but we can save at least $3.2 billion by leaving to private industry the building of plants to make liquid or gas fuels from coal.

    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
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    20.12
  • Words Per Minute
    161.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • at least $3.2 billion
    [Money]
  • Department of Energy's
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:09:42
-
00:10:11
  We're asking that another major industry -- business subsidy I should say, the Export-Import Bank loan authority, be reduced by one-third in 1982. We're doing this because the primary beneficiaries of taxpayer funds in this case are the exporting companies themselves -- most of them profitable corporations. This brings me to a number of other lending programs in which government makes low-interest loans, some of them at an interest rate as low as 2 percent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    367
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    29.28
  • Words Per Minute
    155.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance

    Entities

  • one-third
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1982
    [Date]
  • the Export-Import Bank
    [Organization]
  • as low as 2 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:11
-
00:10:33
  What has not been very well understood is that the Treasury Department has no money of its own to lend; it has to go into the private capital market and borrow the money. So, in this time of excessive interest rates, the government finds itself borrowing at an interest rate several times as high as the interest it gets back from those it lends the money to.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    21.68
  • Words Per Minute
    185.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the Treasury Department
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:33
-
00:10:55
  And this difference, of course, is paid by your constituents -- the taxpayers. They get hit again if they try to borrow, because government borrowing contributes to raising all interest rates. By terminating the Economic Development Administration, we can save hundreds of millions of dollars in 1982 and billions more over the next few years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.5
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7
  • Seconds
    22.24
  • Words Per Minute
    145.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 1982
    [Date]
  • the next few years
    [Date]
  • billions more over
    [Money]
  • hundreds of millions of dollars
    [Money]
  • the Economic Development Administration
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:55
-
00:11:31
  There's a lack of consistent and convincing evidence that EDA and its Regional Commissions have been effective in creating new jobs. They have been effective in creating an array of planners, grantsmen, and professional middlemen. We believe we can do better just by the expansion of the economy and the job creation which will come from our economic program.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    295
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    35.56
  • Words Per Minute
    99.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • EDA
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:11:31
-
00:12:06
  The Food Stamp program will be restored to its original purpose, to assist those without resources to purchase sufficient nutritional food. We will, however, save $1.8 billion in fiscal year 1982 by removing from eligibility those who are not in real need or who are abusing the program. But even with this reduction, the program will be budgeted for more than $10 billion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    35.08
  • Words Per Minute
    107.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.35
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services

    Entities

  • fiscal year 1982
    [Date]
  • $1.8 billion
    [Money]
  • more than $10 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:12:06
-
00:12:28
  We will tighten welfare and give more attention to outside sources of income when determining the amount of welfare that an individual is allowed. This, plus strong and effective work requirements, will save $520 million in the next year. I stated a moment ago our intention to keep the school breakfast and lunch programs for those in true need.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    21.48
  • Words Per Minute
    164.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Social Services

    Entities

  • the next year
    [Date]
  • $520 million
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:12:28
-
00:12:57
  But by cutting back on meals for children of families who can afford to pay, the savings will be $1.6 billion in the fiscal year 1982. Now, let me just touch on a few other areas which are typical of the kind of reductions we've included in this economic package. The Trade Adjustment Assistance program provides benefits for workers who are unemployed when foreign imports reduce the market for various American products, causing shutdown of plants and layoff of workers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    378
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    29.72
  • Words Per Minute
    161.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.26
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • the fiscal year 1982
    [Date]
  • The Trade Adjustment Assistance
    [Law]
  • $1.6 billion
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:12:57
-
00:13:19
  The purpose is to help these workers find jobs in growing sectors of our economy. There's nothing wrong with that, but because these benefits are paid out on top of normal unemployment benefits, we wind up paying greater benefits to those who lose their jobs because of foreign competition than we do to their friends and neighbors who are laid off due to domestic competition.

    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
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    21.72
  • Words Per Minute
    179.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Jobs & Education/Jobs
Ronald Reagan
00:13:19
-
00:13:43
  Anyone must agree that this is unfair. Putting these two programs on the same footing will save $1.15 billion in just 1 year. Earlier I made mention of changing categorical grants to States and local governments into block grants. Now, we know of course that the categorical grant programs burden local and State governments with a mass of Federal regulations and Federal paperwork.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    309
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57
  • Seconds
    24.52
  • Words Per Minute
    154.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.27
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • just 1 year
    [Date]
  • $1.15 billion
    [Money]
  • Federal regulations and Federal
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:13:43
-
00:14:07
  Ineffective targeting, wasteful administrative overhead -- all can be eliminated by shifting the resources and decision-making authority to local and State government. This will also consolidate programs which are scattered throughout the Federal bureaucracy, bringing government closer to the people and saving $23.9 billion over the next 5 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
    287
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    49
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    49
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96
  • Seconds
    23.28
  • Words Per Minute
    126.29

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.05
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the next 5 years
    [Date]
  • $23.9 billion
    [Money]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:14:07
-
00:14:27
  Our program for economic renewal deals with a number of programs which at present are not cost-effective. An example is Medicaid. Right now Washington provides the States with unlimited matching payments for their expenditures; at the same time, we here in Washington pretty much • dictate how the States are going to manage those programs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    20.16
  • Words Per Minute
    166.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • Medicaid
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:14:27
-
00:14:54
  We want to put a cap on how much the Federal Government will contribute, but at the same time allow the States much more flexibility in managing and structuring the programs. I know from our experience in California that such flexibility could have led to far more cost-effective reforms. Now, this will bring a savings of $1 billion next year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    26.64
  • Words Per Minute
    137.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • California
    [Country, City, State]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • next year
    [Date]
  • $1 billion
    [Money]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:14:54
-
00:15:18
  The space program has been and is important to America, and we plan to continue it. We believe, however, that a reordering of priorities to focus on the most important and cost-effective NASA programs can result in a savings of a quarter of a million dollars. Now, coming down from space to the mailbox, the Postal Service has been consistently unable to live within its operating budget.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    24.68
  • Words Per Minute
    165.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Science

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • a million dollars
    [Money]
  • NASA
    [Organization]
  • the Postal Service
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:15:18
-
00:15:46
  It is still dependent on large Federal subsidies. We propose reducing those subsidies by $632 million in 1982 to press the Postal Service into becoming more effective, and in subsequent years the savings will continue to add up. The Economic Regulatory Administration in the Department of Energy has programs to force companies to convert to specific fuels.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    289
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81
  • Seconds
    27.28
  • Words Per Minute
    125.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • 1982
    [Date]
  • subsequent years
    [Date]
  • $632 million
    [Money]
  • the Department of Energy
    [Organization]
  • The Economic Regulatory Administration
    [Organization]
  • the Postal Service
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:15:46
-
00:16:07
  It has the authority to administer a gas rationing plan, and prior to decontrol it ran the oil price control program. With these and other regulations gone we can save several hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years. I'm sure there's one department you've been waiting for me to mention, the Department of Defense.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    21.04
  • Words Per Minute
    162.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Health

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the next few years
    [Date]
  • several hundreds of millions of dollars
    [Money]
  • the Department of Defense
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:16:07
-
00:16:56
  It's the only department in our entire program that will actually be increased over the present budgeted figure. But even here there was no exemption. The Department of Defense came up with a number of cuts which reduce the budget increase needed to restore our military balance. These measures will save $2.9 billion in 1982 outlays, and by 1986 a total of $28.2 billion will have been saved -- or perhaps I should say, will have been made available for the necessary things that we must do.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    380
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    49.36
  • Words Per Minute
    104.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • 1982
    [Date]
  • 1986
    [Date]
  • $2.9 billion
    [Money]
  • $28.2 billion
    [Money]
  • The Department of Defense
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:16:56
-
00:17:30
  The aim will be to provide the most effective defense for the lowest possible cost. I believe that my duty as President requires that I recommend increases in defense spending over the coming years. I know that you're all aware -- but I think it bears saying again -- that since 1970 the Soviet Union has invested $300 billion more in its military forces than we have.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    14.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    34.28
  • Words Per Minute
    113.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.42
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the Soviet Union
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1970
    [Date]
  • the coming years
    [Date]
  • $300 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:30
-
00:17:58
  As a result of its massive military buildup, the Soviets have made a significant numerical advantage in strategic nuclear delivery systems, tactical aircraft, submarines, artillery, and anti-aircraft defense. To allow this imbalance to continue is a threat to our national security. Notwithstanding our economic straits, making the financial changes beginning now is far less costly than waiting and having to attempt a crash program several years from now.

    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
    380
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.91
  • Seconds
    28.2
  • Words Per Minute
    146.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.10
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • several years from now
    [Date]
  • Soviets
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:58
-
00:18:34
  We remain committed to the goal of arms limitation through negotiation. I hope we can persuade our adversaries to come to realistic balanced and verifiable agreements. But, as we negotiate, our security must be fully protected by a balanced and realistic defense program. Now, let me say a word here about the general problem of waste and fraud in the Federal Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    15.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    303
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76
  • Seconds
    35.52
  • Words Per Minute
    104.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.52
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09

    Entities

  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:18:34
-
00:19:00
  One government estimate indicated that fraud alone may account for anywhere from 1 to 10 percent-as much as $25 billion of Federal expenditures for social programs. If the tax dollars that are wasted or mismanaged are added to this fraud total, the staggering dimensions of this problem begin to emerge. The Office of Management and Budget is now putting together an interagency task force to attack waste and fraud.

    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
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    26.32
  • Words Per Minute
    159.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.98
  • AFINN
    -20.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.12

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • as much as $25 billion
    [Money]
  • The Office of Management and Budget
    [Organization]
  • 1 to 10 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:19:00
-
00:19:27
  We're also planning to appoint as Inspectors General highly trained professionals who will spare no effort to do this job. No administration can promise to immediately stop a trend that has grown in recent years as quickly as government expenditures themselves, but let me say this: Waste and fraud in the Federal Government is exactly what I've called it before -- an unrelenting national scandal, a scandal we're bound and determined to do something about.

    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
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    374
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    26.88
  • Words Per Minute
    165.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.95
  • AFINN
    -11.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • recent years
    [Date]
  • Inspectors General
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • We're
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:19:27
-
00:20:08
  Marching in lockstep with the whole program of reductions in spending is the equally important program of reduced tax rates. Both are essential if we're to have economic recovery. It's time to create new jobs, to build and rebuild industry, and to give the American people room to do what they do best. And that can only be done with a tax program which provides incentive to increase productivity for both workers and industry.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55
  • Seconds
    40.88
  • Words Per Minute
    108.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:08
-
00:20:32
  Our proposal is for a 10-percent across the-board cut every year for 3 years in the tax rates for all individual income taxpayers, making a total cut in the tax-cut rates of 30 percent. This 3-year reduction will also apply to the tax on unearned income, leading toward an eventual elimination of the present differential between the tax on earned and unearned income.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    23.96
  • Words Per Minute
    167.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.54
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • 3 years
    [Date]
  • 3-year
    [Date]
  • every year
    [Date]
  • 30 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:32
-
00:21:04
  Now, I would have hoped that we could be retroactive with this. But as it stands, the effective starting date for these 10-percent personal income tax rate reductions will call for as of July 1st of this year. Again, let me remind you that while this 30-percent reduction will leave the taxpayers with $500 billion more in their pockets over the next 5 years, it's actually only a reduction in the tax increase already built into the system.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    344
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    31.72
  • Words Per Minute
    151.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 30-percent
    [Date]
  • July 1st of this year
    [Date]
  • the next 5 years
    [Date]
  • $500 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:04
-
00:21:27
  Unlike some past "tax reforms," this is not merely a shift of wealth between different sets of taxpayers. This proposal for an equal reduction in everyone's tax rates will expand our national prosperity, enlarge national incomes, and increase opportunities for all Americans. Some will argue, I know, that reducing tax rates now will be inflationary.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • 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
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    23.4
  • Words Per Minute
    146.15

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:27
-
00:21:54
  A solid body of economic experts does not agree. And tax cuts adopted over the past three-fourths of a century indicate these economic experts are right. They will not be inflationary. I've had advice that in 1985 our real production in goods and services will grow by 20 percent and be $300 billion higher than it is today.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    6.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    251
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    26.8
  • Words Per Minute
    132.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

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

    Entities

  • 1985
    [Date]
  • the past three-fourths of a century
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • $300 billion
    [Money]
  • 20 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:54
-
00:22:18
  The average worker's wage will rise in real purchasing power 8 percent, and this is in after-tax dollars. And this, of course, is predicated on a complete program of tax cuts and spending reductions being implemented. The other part of the tax package is aimed directly at providing business and industry with the capital needed to modernize and engage in more research and development.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    314
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    110
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    24.56
  • Words Per Minute
    158.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.05
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Business Operations
  • News/Politics
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy/Work & Labor Issues

    Entities

  • worker's
    [Organization]
  • 8 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:22:18
-
00:22:45
  This will involve an increase in depreciation allowances, and this part of our tax proposal will be retroactive to January 1st. The present depreciation system is obsolete, needlessly complex, and economically counterproductive. Very simply, it bases the depreciation of plant machinery and vehicles and tools on their original cost, with no recognition of how inflation has increased their replacement cost.

    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
    340
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.95
  • Seconds
    26.96
  • Words Per Minute
    133.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.32
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • January 1st
    [Date]