Ronald Reagan: State of the Union Address - January 26, 1982

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    24,848
  • Sentences
    255
  • Words
    5,229
  • Syllables
    8,347
  • Words Per Sentence
    5,229
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    2518.04
  • Words Per Minute
    124.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    1.00
  • AFINN
    187.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics
Ronald Reagan
00:00:00
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00:01:15
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Congress, honored guests, and fellow citizens: Today marks my first State of the Union address to you, a constitutional duty as old as our Republic itself. President Washington began this tradition in 1790 after reminding the Nation that the destiny of self-government and the "preservation of the sacred fire of liberty" is "finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." For our friends in the press, who place a high premium on accuracy, let me say: I did not actually hear George Washington say that. But it is a matter of historic record. But from this podium, Winston Churchill asked the free world to stand together against the onslaught of aggression.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    617
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    128
  • Syllables
    203
  • Words Per Sentence
    128
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    75.32
  • Words Per Minute
    101.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 1790
    [Date]
  • Today marks
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Nation
    [Organization]
  • George Washington
    [Person]
  • Speaker
    [Person]
  • Washington
    [Person]
  • Winston Churchill
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:15
-
00:01:37
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke of a day of infamy and summoned a nation to arms. Douglas MacArthur made an unforgettable farewell to a country he loved and served so well. Dwight Eisenhower reminded us that peace was purchased only at the price of strength. And John F. Kennedy spoke of the burden and glory that is freedom.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.3
  • Gunning Fog
    8.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    6.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    22.64
  • Words Per Minute
    151.06

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • News/Politics
  • Reference/Humanities/History

    Entities

  • Douglas MacArthur
    [Person]
  • Dwight Eisenhower
    [Person]
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    [Person]
  • John F. Kennedy
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:01:37
-
00:02:12
  When I visited this Chamber last year as a newcomer to Washington, critical of past policies which I believed had failed, I proposed a new spirit of partnership between this Congress and this administration and between Washington and our State and local governments. In forging this new partnership for America, we could achieve the oldest hopes of our Republic -- prosperity for our nation, peace for the world, and the blessings of individual liberty for our children and, someday, for all of humanity.

    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
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    411
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    82
  • Syllables
    144
  • Words Per Sentence
    82
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    34.6
  • Words Per Minute
    142.2

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • Chamber
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:12
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00:02:34
  It's my duty to report to you tonight on the progress that we have made in our relations with other nations, on the foundation we've carefully laid for our economic recovery, and finally, on a bold and spirited initiative that I believe can change the face of American government and make it again the servant of the people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • 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
    261
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    22.16
  • Words Per Minute
    157.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:34
-
00:02:55
  Seldom have the stakes been higher for America. What we do and say here will make all the difference to autoworkers in Detroit, lumberjacks in the Northwest, steelworkers in Steubenville who are in the unemployment lines; to black teenagers in Newark and Chicago; to hard-pressed farmers and small businessmen;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.6
  • 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
    255
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    20.96
  • Words Per Minute
    143.13

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.44
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Chicago
    [Country, City, State]
  • Detroit
    [Country, City, State]
  • Newark
    [Country, City, State]
  • Steubenville
    [Country, City, State]
Ronald Reagan
00:02:55
-
00:03:03
  And to millions of everyday Americans who harbor the simple wish of a safe and financially secure future for their children.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    103
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    21
  • Syllables
    39
  • Words Per Sentence
    21
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76
  • Seconds
    7.64
  • Words Per Minute
    164.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:03
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00:03:32
  To understand the state of the Union, we must look not only at where we are and where we're going but where we've been. The situation at this time last year was truly ominous. The last decade has seen a series of recessions. There was a recession in 1970, in 1974, and again in the spring of 1980. Each time, unemployment increased and inflation soon turned up again.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.9
  • Gunning Fog
    10.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.2
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    4.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    29.2
  • Words Per Minute
    139.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.63
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • 1970
    [Date]
  • 1974
    [Date]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • The last decade
    [Date]
  • the spring of 1980
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:03:32
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00:04:02
  We coined the word "stagflation" to describe this. Government's response to these recessions was to pump up the money supply and increase spending. In the last 6 months of 1980, as an example, the money supply increased at the fastest rate in postwar history -- 13 percent. Inflation remained in double digits, and government spending increased at an annual rate of 17 percent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    29.8
  • Words Per Minute
    126.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • annual
    [Date]
  • the last 6 months of 1980
    [Date]
  • Government's
    [Organization]
  • 13 percent
    [Percent]
  • 17 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:02
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00:04:26
  Interest rates reached a staggering 21.5 percent. There were 8 million unemployed. Late in 1981 we sank into the present recession, largely because continued high interest rates hurt the auto industry and construction. And there was a drop in productivity, and the already high unemployment increased. This time, however, things are different.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    274
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73
  • Seconds
    23.68
  • Words Per Minute
    131.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.40
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • 8 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1981
    [Date]
  • 21.5 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:26
-
00:04:54
  We have an economic program in place, completely different from the artificial quick fixes of the past. It calls for a reduction of the rate of increase in government spending, and already that rate has been cut nearly in half. But reduced spending the first and smallest phase of a 3-year tax rate reduction designed to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    14.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    291
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    28.56
  • Words Per Minute
    132.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 3-year
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:04:54
-
00:05:34
  Already interest rates are down to 15 3/4 percent, but they must still go lower. Inflation is down from 12.4 percent to 8.9, and for the month of December it was running at an annualized rate of 5.2 percent. If we had not acted as we did, things would be far worse for all Americans than they are today. Inflation, taxes, and interest rates would all be higher.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.5
  • Gunning Fog
    9.8
  • Coleman Liau
    7.2
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    5.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.3
  • Seconds
    40.16
  • Words Per Minute
    103.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.24
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Finance
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • 8.9
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the month of December
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 12.4 percent
    [Percent]
  • 15 3/4 percent
    [Percent]
  • 5.2 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:34
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00:05:58
  A year ago, Americans' faith in their governmental process was steadily declining. Six out of 10 Americans were saying they were pessimistic about their future. A new kind of defeatism was heard. Some said our domestic problems were uncontrollable, that we had to learn to live with this seemingly endless cycle of high inflation and high unemployment.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    287
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    24.2
  • Words Per Minute
    141.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.86
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • 10
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Six
    [Cardinal Number]
  • A year ago
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Americans'
    [Person]
Ronald Reagan
00:05:58
-
00:06:27
  There were also pessimistic predictions about the relationship between our administration and this Congress. It was said we could never work together. Well, those predictions were wrong. The record is clear, and I believe that history will remember this as an era of American renewal, remember this administration as an administration of change, and remember this Congress as a Congress of destiny.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    329
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82
  • Seconds
    28.44
  • Words Per Minute
    130.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.59
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:06:27
-
00:07:04
  Together, we not only cut the increase in government spending nearly in half, we brought about the largest tax reductions and the most sweeping changes in our tax structure since the beginning of this century. And because we indexed future taxes to the rate of inflation, we took away government's built-in profit on inflation and its hidden incentive to grow larger at the expense of American workers.- Together, after 50 years of taking power away from the hands of the people in their States and local communities, we have started returning power and resources to them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    464
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    157
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61
  • Seconds
    36.84
  • Words Per Minute
    157.98

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 50 years
    [Date]
  • the beginning of this century
    [Date]
  • American workers.- Together
    [Organization]
  • government's
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:07:04
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00:07:40
  Together, we have cut the growth of new Federal regulations nearly in half. In 1981 there were 23,000 fewer pages in the Federal Register, which lists new regulations, than there were in 1980. By deregulating oil we've come closer to achieving energy independence and helped bring down the cost of gasoline and heating fuel.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.6
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    250
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    36.4
  • Words Per Minute
    90.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.38
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • 23,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1980
    [Date]
  • 1981
    [Date]
  • the Federal Register
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:07:40
-
00:08:07
  Together, we have created an effective Federal strike force to combat waste and fraud in government. In just 6 months it has saved the taxpayers more than $2 billion, and it's only getting started. Together we've begun to mobilize the private sector, not to duplicate wasteful and discredited government programs, but to bring thousands of Americans into a volunteer effort to help solve many of America's social problems.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    342
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68
  • Seconds
    27.32
  • Words Per Minute
    149.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.14
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • thousands
    [Cardinal Number]
  • just 6 months
    [Date]
  • more than $2 billion
    [Money]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:08:07
-
00:08:51
  Together we've begun to restore that margin of military safety that ensures peace. Our country's uniform is being worn once again with pride. Together we have made a New Beginning, but we have only begun. No one pretends that the way ahead will be easy. In my Inaugural Address last year, I warned that the "ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.6
  • Gunning Fog
    8.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    6.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    43.84
  • Words Per Minute
    90.33

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.26
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • several decades
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:08:51
-
00:09:36
  They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away ... because we as Americans have the capacity now, as we've had it in the past, to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom." ' The economy will face difficult moments in the months ahead. But the program for economic recovery that is in place will pull the economy out of its slump and put us on the road to prosperity and stable growth by the latter half of this year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    8.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    9.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    380
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    44.4
  • Words Per Minute
    127.03

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • 27
    [Cardinal Number]
  • days
    [Date]
  • months
    [Date]
  • the latter half of this year
    [Date]
  • the months ahead
    [Date]
  • weeks
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:09:36
-
00:10:02
  And that is why I can report to you tonight that in the near future the state of the Union and the economy will be better -- much better -- if we summon the strength to continue on the course that we've charted. And so, the question: If the fundamentals are in place, what now? Well, two things. First, we must understand what's happening at the moment to the economy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    10.8
  • ARI
    6.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    284
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    26.72
  • Words Per Minute
    152.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Union
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:02
-
00:10:25
  Our current problems are not the product of the recovery program that's only just now getting underway, as some would have you believe; they are the inheritance of decades of tax and tax and spend and spend. Second, because our economic problems are deeply rooted and will not respond to quick political fixes, we must stick to our carefully integrated plan for recovery.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.7
  • 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
    302
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    22.44
  • Words Per Minute
    168.45

    Sentiment

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

    Entities

  • decades
    [Date]
  • Second
    [Ordinal Number]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:25
-
00:10:52
  That plan is based on four commonsense fundamentals: continued reduction of the growth in Federal spending; preserving the individual and business tax reductions that will stimulate saving and investment; removing unnecessary Federal regulations to spark productivity; and maintaining a healthy dollar and a stable monetary policy, the latter a responsibility of the Federal Reserve System.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    2.16
  • Seconds
    26.88
  • Words Per Minute
    122.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Federal Reserve System
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:10:52
-
00:11:13
  The only alternative being offered to this economic program is a return to the policies that gave us a trillion-dollar debt, runaway inflation, runaway interest rates and unemployment. The doubters would have us turn back the clock with tax increases that would offset the personal tax rate reductions already passed by this Congress.

    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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    21.68
  • Words Per Minute
    149.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.57
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • News/Business News

    Entities

  • trillion-dollar
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:11:13
-
00:11:33
  Raise present taxes to cut future deficits, they tell us. Well, I don't believe we should buy that argument. There are too many imponderables for anyone to predict deficits or surpluses several years ahead with any degree of accuracy. The budget in place, when I took office, had been projected as balanced.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.5
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    7.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    247
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    19.68
  • Words Per Minute
    158.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.36
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Finance
  • People & Society

    Entities

  • several years ahead
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:11:33
-
00:12:05
  It turned out to have one of the biggest deficits in history. Another example of the imponderables that can make deficit projections highly questionable -- a change of only one percentage point in unemployment can alter a deficit up or down by some $25 billion. As it now stands, our forecast, which we're required by law to make, will show major deficits starting at less than a hundred billion dollars and declining, but still too high.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    350
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6
  • Seconds
    32.2
  • Words Per Minute
    139.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.66
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • only one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • less than a hundred billion dollars
    [Money]
  • some $25 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:12:05
-
00:12:40
  More important, we're making progress with the three keys to reducing deficits: economic growth, lower interest rates, and spending control. The policies we have in place will reduce the deficit steadily, surely, and in time, completely. Higher taxes would not mean lower deficits. If they did, how would we explain that tax revenues more than doubled just since 1976; yet in that same 6-year period we ran the largest series of deficits in our history.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    359
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    34.36
  • Words Per Minute
    132.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1976
    [Date]
  • 6-year
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:12:40
-
00:14:13
  In 1980 tax revenues increased by $54 billion, and in 1980 we had one of our all-time biggest deficits. Raising taxes won't balance the budget; it will encourage more government spending and less private investment. Raising taxes will slow economic growth, reduce production, and destroy future jobs, making it more difficult for those without jobs to find them and more likely that those who now have jobs could lose them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    333
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    93.68
  • Words Per Minute
    45.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing/Tax Preparation & Planning

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1980
    [Date]
  • $54 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:14:13
-
00:14:35
  So, I will not ask you to try to balance the budget on the backs of the American taxpayers. I will seek no tax increases this year, and I have no intention of retreating from our basic program of tax relief. I promise to bring the American people -- to bring their tax rates down and to keep them down, to provide them incentives to rebuild our economy, to save, to invest in America's future.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.1
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    21.6
  • Words Per Minute
    205.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing

    Entities

  • this year
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:14:35
-
00:15:01
  I will stand by my word. Tonight I'm urging the American people: Seize these new opportunities to produce, to save, to invest, and together we'll make this economy a mighty engine of freedom, hope, and prosperity again. Now, the budget deficit this year will exceed our earlier expectations. The recession did that.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    251
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69
  • Seconds
    26.44
  • Words Per Minute
    118

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • this year
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Ronald Reagan
00:15:01
-
00:15:36
  It lowered revenues and increased costs. To some extent, we're also victims of our own success. We've brought inflation down faster than we thought we could, and in doing this, we've deprived government of those hidden revenues that occur when inflation pushes people into higher income tax brackets. And the continued high interest rates last year cost the government about $5 billion more than anticipated.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.8
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    34.72
  • Words Per Minute
    112.33

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • about $5 billion
    [Money]
  • we're
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:15:36
-
00:16:01
  We must cut out more nonessential government spending and rout out more waste, and we will continue our efforts to reduce the number of employees in the Federal work force by 75,000. The budget plan I submit to you on February 8th will realize major savings by dismantling the Departments of Energy and Education and by eliminating ineffective subsidies for business.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    297
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    25.36
  • Words Per Minute
    146.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.51
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • 75,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • February 8th
    [Date]
  • the Departments of Energy and Education
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:16:01
-
00:16:44
  We'll continue to redirect our resources to our two highest budget priorities -- a strong national defense to keep America free and at peace and a reliable safety net of social programs for those who have contributed and those who are in need. Contrary to some of the wild charges you may have heard, this administration has not and will not turn its back on America's elderly or America's poor.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • 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
    318
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    42.8
  • Words Per Minute
    96.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • We'll
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:16:44
-
00:17:04
  Under the new budget, funding for social insurance programs will be more than double the amount spent only 6 years ago. But it would be foolish to pretend that these or any programs cannot be made more efficient and economical. The entitlement programs that make up our safety net for the truly needy have worthy goals and many deserving recipients.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    19.76
  • Words Per Minute
    182.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Insurance
  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • only 6 years ago
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:04
-
00:17:29
  We will protect them. But there's only one way to see to it that these programs really help those whom they were designed to help. And that is to bring their spiraling costs under control. Today we face the absurd situation of a Federal budget with three-quarters of its expenditures routinely referred to as "uncontrollable." And a large part of this goes to entitlement programs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    9.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    7.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    24.6
  • Words Per Minute
    165.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • three-quarters
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Today
    [Date]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:29
-
00:17:55
  Committee after committee of this Congress has heard witness after witness describe many of these programs as poorly administered and rife with waste and fraud. Virtually every American who shops in a local supermarket is aware of the daily abuses that take place in the food stamp program, which has grown by 16,000 percent in the last 15 years.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    26.08
  • Words Per Minute
    138.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.88
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the last 15 years
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • 16,000 percent
    [Percent]
Ronald Reagan
00:17:55
-
00:18:33
  Another example is Medicare and Medicaid -- programs with worthy goals but whose costs have increased from 11.2 billion to almost 60 billion, more than 5 times as much, in just 10 years. Waste and fraud are serious problems. Back in 1980 Federal investigators testified before one of your committees that "corruption has permeated virtually every area of the Medicare and Medicaid health care industry." One official said many of the people who are cheating the system were "very confident that nothing was going to happen to them." Well, something is going to happen.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.6
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    464
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    152
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    38.8
  • Words Per Minute
    150

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.54
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Finance/Insurance/Health Insurance
  • Health/Public Health
  • Law & Government/Social Services
  • News/Health News
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • almost 60 billion
    [Cardinal Number]
  • more than 5
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1980
    [Date]
  • just 10 years
    [Date]
  • 11.2 billion
    [Money]
  • Medicaid
    [Organization]
  • Medicare
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:18:33
-
00:19:05
  Not only the taxpayers are defrauded; the people with real dependency on these programs are deprived of what they need, because available resources are going not to the needy, but to the greedy. The time has come to control the uncontrollable. In August we made a start. I signed a bill to reduce the growth of these programs by $44 billion over the next 3 years while at the same time preserving essential services for the truly needy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.9
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    31.32
  • Words Per Minute
    149.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.38
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Finance/Accounting & Auditing
  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • August
    [Date]
  • the next 3 years
    [Date]
  • $44 billion
    [Money]
Ronald Reagan
00:19:05
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00:19:34
  Shortly you will receive from me a message on further reforms we intend to install -- some new, but others long recommended by your own congressional committees. I ask you to help make these savings for the American taxpayer. The savings we propose in entitlement programs will total some $63 billion over 4 Years and will, without affecting social t security, go a long way toward bringing Federal spending under control.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    340
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64
  • Seconds
    28.8
  • Words Per Minute
    145.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 4 Years
    [Date]
  • some $63 billion
    [Money]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:19:34
-
00:20:00
  But don't be fooled by those who proclaim that spending cuts will deprive the elderly, the needy, and the helpless. The. Federal Government will still subsidize 95 million meals every day. That's one out of seven of all the meals served in America. Head Start, senior nutrition programs, and child welfare programs will not be cut from the levels we proposed last year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    10.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    6.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    26.8
  • Words Per Minute
    141.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.95
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • 95 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • seven
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • every day
    [Date]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:00
-
00:20:23
  More than one-half billion dollars has been proposed for minority business assistance. And research at the National Institute of Health will be increased by over $100 million. While meeting all these needs, we intend to plug unwarranted tax loopholes and strengthen the law which requires all large corporations to pay a minimum tax.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    272
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63
  • Seconds
    22.36
  • Words Per Minute
    144.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.46
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • More than one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • over $100 million
    [Money]
  • the National Institute of Health
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:20:23
-
00:21:14
  I am confident the economic program we've put into operation will protect the needy while it triggers a recovery that will benefit all Americans. It will stimulate the economy, result in increased savings and provide capital for expansion, mortgages for homebuilding, and jobs for the unemployed. Now that the essentials of that program are in place, our next major undertaking must be a program -- just as bold, just as innovative -- to make government again accountable to the people, to make our system of federalism work again.

    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
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    430
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    152
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78
  • Seconds
    51.28
  • Words Per Minute
    100.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:14
-
00:21:35
  Our citizens feel they've lost control of even the most basic decisions made about the essential services of government, such as schools, welfare, roads, and even garbage collection. And they're right. A maze of interlocking jurisdictions and levels of government confronts average citizens in trying to solve even the simplest of problems.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.4
  • Gunning Fog
    15.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71
  • Seconds
    20.8
  • Words Per Minute
    150

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.62
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03
Ronald Reagan
00:21:35
-
00:21:58
  They don't know where to turn for answers, who to hold accountable, who to praise, who to blame, who to vote for or against. The main reason for this is the overpowering growth of Federal grants-in-aid programs during the past few decades. In 1960 the Federal Government had 132 categorical grant programs, costing $7 billion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.6
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    23.56
  • Words Per Minute
    145.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02

    Entities

  • 132
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1960
    [Date]
  • the past few decades
    [Date]
  • $7 billion
    [Money]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:21:58
-
00:22:28
  When I took office, there were approximately 500, costing nearly a hundred billion dollars -- 13 programs for energy, 36 for pollution control, 66 for social services, 90 for education. And here in the Congress, it takes at least 166 committees just to try to keep track of them. You know and I know that neither the President nor the Congress can properly oversee this jungle of grants-in-aid;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    29.24
  • Words Per Minute
    141.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.27
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 13
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 36
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 66
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 90
    [Cardinal Number]
  • approximately 500
    [Cardinal Number]
  • at least 166
    [Cardinal Number]
  • nearly a hundred billion dollars
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:22:28
-
00:22:33
  Indeed, the growth of these grants has led to the distortion in the vital functions of government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    80
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    17
  • Syllables
    26
  • Words Per Sentence
    17
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    5.24
  • Words Per Minute
    194.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06
Ronald Reagan
00:22:33
-
00:23:26
  As one Democratic Governor put it recently: The National Government should be worrying about "arms control, not potholes." The growth in these Federal programs has -- in the words of one intergovernmental commission -- made the Federal Government "more pervasive, more intrusive, more unmanageable, more ineffective and costly, and above all, more accountable." Let's solve this problem with a single, bold stroke: the return of some $47 billion in Federal programs to State and local government, together with the means to finance them and a transition period of nearly 10 years to avoid unnecessary disruption.

    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
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    507
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    173
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72
  • Seconds
    53.52
  • Words Per Minute
    108.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.86
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • nearly 10 years
    [Date]
  • some $47 billion
    [Money]
  • Democratic
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Federal
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
  • The National Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:23:26
-
00:23:54
  I will shortly send this Congress a message describing this program. I want to emphasize, however, that its full details will have been worked out only after close consultation with congressional, State, and local officials. Starting in fiscal 1984, the Federal Government will assume full responsibility for the cost of the rapidly growing Medicaid program to go along with its existing responsibility for Medicare.

    Grade Level Score

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

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    341
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78
  • Seconds
    27.96
  • Words Per Minute
    137.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.25
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • fiscal 1984
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Medicaid
    [Organization]
  • Medicare
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:23:54
-
00:24:25
  As part of a financially equal swap, the States will simultaneously take full responsibility for Aid to Families with Dependent Children and food stamps. This will make welfare less costly and more responsive to genuine need, because it'll be designed and administered closer to the grass roots and the people it serves.

    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
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58
  • Seconds
    30.56
  • Words Per Minute
    102.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
Ronald Reagan
00:24:25
-
00:24:46
  In 1984 the Federal Government will apply the full proceeds from certain excise taxes to a grass roots trust fund that will belong in fair shares to the 50 States. The total amount flowing into this fund will be $28 billion a year. Over the next 4 years the States can use this money in either of two ways.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.9
  • Gunning Fog
    8.5
  • Coleman Liau
    7.6
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    7.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    235
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    78
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.25
  • Seconds
    20.76
  • Words Per Minute
    170.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • 50
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1984
    [Date]
  • the next 4 years
    [Date]
  • $28 billion
    [Money]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:24:46
-
00:25:06
  If they want to continue receiving Federal grants in such areas as transportation, education, and social services, they can use their trust fund money to pay for the grants. Or to the extent they choose to forgo the Federal grant programs, they can use their trust fund money on their own for those or other purposes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • 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
    256
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    85
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    19.96
  • Words Per Minute
    168.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Topics

  • Finance/Grants, Scholarships & Financial Aid

    Entities

  • Federal
    [Organization]
Ronald Reagan
00:25:06
-
00:25:35
  There will be a mandatory pass-through of part of these funds to local governments. By 1988 the States will be in complete control of over 40 Federal grant programs. The trust fund will start to phase out, eventually to disappear, and the excise taxes will be turned over to the States. They can then preserve, lower, or raise taxes on their own and fund and manage these programs as they see fit.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    7.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    29.32
  • Words Per Minute
    149.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Finance

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1988
    [Date]
  • 40
    [Date]