777

Date: 
Sep 14, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Conversation No. 777-1 Date: September 14, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:41 pm and 3:49 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with an unknown woman. John D. Ehrlichman's schedule -Timing of meeting with the President The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 3:49 pm.
Conversation No. 777-2 Date: September 14, 1972 Time: 2:34 pm - 5:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. Greetings Louis P. Harris
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2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Revenue-sharing bill signing ceremony -Length and location -Logistics -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -The President's speech -Proponents of bill -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Prominent citizens -Agnew’s role -Logistics -Crowd response -Gifts for guests -Pens -Historian speaker -Richard B. Morris -Columbia University -Speech for television -Historic perspective of bill -Agnew -Rockefeller -Possible speech -Historian speech -The President’s view -Media reaction -Rockefeller -Role -Effect on Congress -Remarks -Joe Peckman and Walter E. Heller -Efforts for George S. McGovern -Lyndon B. Johnson -The President’s view -List of invitees -McGovern -Bipartisanship -Rockefeller -Wilbur D. Mills -Support for bill -Rockefeller
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Signing ceremony -History of bill -Opening speech -The President’s view -Support for bill -List of guests -Aid to Administration -Political benefits -Heller -Peckman -Previous photographs of participants -Requests for photograph -Murray L. Weidenbaum -Administration's work on revenue-sharing -Planning for ceremony -Passage through Congress -Rockefeller -As proponent of bill Tax policy -John B. Connally -Ehrlichman’s previous conversation with Connally -Ideas on tax policy -Increase in minimum tax -Connally’s view -Ronald L. Ziegler -Interest in tax policy Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:49 pm. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 4:07 pm. Tax policy -Connally -Dividend -Increase in minimum tax -The President’s view -Need for action -Ehrlichman’s letter to Washington Post
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Response to Carl T. Rowan column -Administration's stance on taxes -Wall Street Journal article Bull entered and left at an unknown time before 4:07 pm. -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Frank L. Rizzo -Revenue sharing -McGovern George P. Shultz, Arthur F. Burns, Connally, Herbert Stein and Ziegler entered at 4:07 pm. Greetings
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Tax reform discussion Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:07 pm. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:59 pm. Tax reform -Proposals for tax reform -Merits of choices -Need for decision
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Property tax -Senior citizens -Middle-income sector -Progressiveness of taxes -Income tax framework -Rise in federal revenue -Compared to actual income -Minimum tax -1969 proposal by the President -Combination of programs -Fiscal merits -Achievement of the President's objectives -Paper -Middle-income group target -Property tax program -Table -Credit on income tax -Income limits -Deduction -Possibility of variation of targeted groups -Senior citizen tax benefits -1973 estimates of costs -Credits for income tax -Five-year program for reform -Beneficiaries -Older people -Middle-income tax benefits -Tax credits -Senior citizen program -Present property tax average -Credits toward income tax -Deduction for interest on mortgages -Charitable contributions -Revision of standard deduction Property tax -Income tax deduction -Effect on wealthy schools neighborhoods -Maximum tax -Phase-out -Texas
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Effect on localities -Property tax increases -Effect on Federal Reserve System -Need for safeguards -Grant approach -Grants payable on property tax payment -Inclusion of renters in property tax program -Administrative problems -Standard deduction for renters -Gasoline tax -Land lords’ possible role -Tenants -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Renters' problems with property taxes -Reform program -Time frame -Need for goals -Senior citizens -Phasing of taxes according to age The President's 1969 tax reform proposals -Minimum tax -Individuals -Corporations -Revenue -Political benefits -Complications of proposal -Municipal bonds' interest -Congress's past reaction -Minimum tax proposal -Frederick W. Hickman -Edward S. Cohen -Taxpayers' reaction -Possible revision of present system -Retention of basic tax framework -Revenue -Parallels with old age property tax -Effect on budget -Federal revenue -Growth over years -Labor force growth
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Inflationary effect -Proportional growth -Tax bracket progressivity -Rise in real per capita income -Productivity rise -Milton Friedman -Congress's revision of taxes -Shifting of tax bracket -End of progressivity effect -Friedman theory -Presidential proposal of tax revision -Minimum tax -Progressivity effect -Inflation progressivity -Real income progressivity -Use of funds -Offsetting property tax program -Projection of federal budget -White House five year budget projection -Brookings Institute study -Federal revenue spent -Need for increased revenues -Tax increases -Congress's tax policy -Traditional revision of tax brackets -Property tax -Elimination of inflationary effects -Total revenue gains -Increase in federal revenue -Progressivity effect -Real income growth -"Progressivity dividend" -Deductions -Increase in real income -Description of revenues -Combination with property tax program -Spending budget -Part of program -Potential problems -Maintenance of present tax rate -Property tax changes
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Aid to senior citizens -Aid to middle-income group -Minimum tax -Tax equity factor -Tax simplification program -Credit approach -Use in grant program -Effect on property tax for education -Advantages of grants -Grant program -Effect on property tax -Shift of burden of tax -Attachment of conditions -Effect on property tax -Potential problems -Property tax variations -Conflict with state and county programs -Solution of problems -Inflation progressivity effect -Lowering personal income taxes -Friedman -Capital gains tax -Differentiation between real and inflationary gains -McGovern’s proposal for taxes -Shultz’s press conference -Tables -Progressivity effect on capital gains -Application to income and capital gains -Capital gains tax reform -Effect during election -Tax form simplification -Short form -Package return for older taxpayers -Political effects -Tax reform compared with tax increase -Complications of introducing new programs -Deductions -Loopholes -Congressional input -Public reaction
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Acceptance of reforms -Fear of increase -Connally -Wealthy people -Tax system -Rewards for hard work -Loopholes and tax shelters -Use by taxpayers -Tax lawyers -Loophole use -Farmers -Cattle-growers -Housing developers -Oil drillers -Corporations -Impact of closing loopholes -Ranchers' concern -Capital gains -Political effect of reforms -Effect on November 1972 elections -Political contributors -Misinterpretation of reforms -Need for tax equity -Equating of reforms with tax increase -Possible solutions -Reaction of public -Structural change compared to tax level change -Income tax revision -Value-added tax [VAT] -Property tax problem -Shultz's efforts -Need for solution -Need for progress -Fulfillment of promises on taxes -Property tax reform -Old age tax reform -Need for increase in revenues -Raising of taxes -Avoidance of issue -Old age income tax for 1974 -Progressivity effect
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Balancing of future budgets -Congress's traditional adjustment of taxes -Capture of progressivity dividends -Expenditure program -Future economic trends -Property tax relief -Costs -Funding of program -Expenditure cuts -Tax reforms -Public reaction -Five-year tax plan -Projection of revenues -History of planning -John Enoch Powell -Conservative Party rally address of October 1968 -Decreases in taxes -Results -Burns’s view -Burns’s Senate testimony -William Proxmire -Difficulties -Need for defense outlays -Percentage of revenue -Vietnam -Arms control Budget-cutting proposals -Administration's progress -Reasons for administration's results -1968 victory margin -Democratic Congress -The President’s view -Community action programs -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Job Corps -Education departments -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Food stamps program -Big-spending programs -Administration's stance -Welfare -Education
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Community action -Incoming Congress -Outcome of 1972 presidential race -Relations with administration described -Need for budget revision -Connally -Agriculture Department -Cotton program -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -HEW budget -Subsidies for higher education -OEO -Community action program -Urban renewal -Transportation programs -Budgetary revision for future -Stein -Possibility of deficits -Need for fiscal responsibility in budget -Constraints -Future opportunities for administration -Conservative philosophy -Government growth -Commitments to cut budget -Administration's goals -Spending cuts -Group over 65 years old -Administration's aid -Tax reform -Avoidance of tax increase -Progressivity effect -Need for spending restraints -Balance-the-budget proponents -Mills meeting -Support of the President's budget ceiling -Welfare program -Chances for reform in House of Representatives -Incoming Congress's view on welfare -Pledge of support for the President
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12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal returnable] ] [Duration: 2m 8s
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Administration policy -Rockefeller -Domestic policy ideas -Program costs -Restructuring cost -Direction after election -Continuation of first term trends -Foreign policy achievements -Domestic policy achievements -The President’s view -Democratic Congress influence -Revenue sharing program -New policies -Re-examination of older programs -The President’s view -Hunger issue in America -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Influence on Congress -Politicians -Journalists -White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health -Dr. Jean Meyor -Food Stamp program -Funding -Use of stamps -The President’s view -Changes in policy -Liberal stance -McGovern's proposed budget -Programs -Compared to the President's budget -Effect of election on future policy -Connally’s views
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Appeal to public -Health program -McGovern's proposal -White House program Tax reform programs -Options -The President’s instructions -Equity -Old-age tax reform -Progressivity effect -Stein -Connally’s view -Ways and Means Committee -American taxpayer -Public opinion -Property tax -Administration's pledge -Old age tax relief -Cutting of expenditures -Personal income tax -Progressivity effect in taxes -Shultz’s view -Influence on tax reform -Charlie Lawles -the President’s view -Duke University -Tax philosophy -Income tax to achieve social changes -Grant approach -Goals of tax reform program -Government's share of Gross National Product [GNP] -Societal shifts -Tax system attributes -Incentives -Effect of changes on society -Working papers -Treasury Department -Deadlines for reform proposals -Presidential election -Property tax -Old-age tax relief -Tax form simplification
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Timing -Deductions -Effect on public -Short form completion -Old-age tax forms -Accountants -Avoidance of tax -Long-range goals -Fiscal dividend -Stein’s view -Public perception -Business Week -Journal of Certified Public Accountants -American Economists' Association -Public perception -Proper time for public proposal -Increase in revenues -Increased returns for taxpayers -Budget deficit -Progressivity effect -Tax reform program -Congress -Compared to tax increase -Aid to senior citizens -Phase-out of benefits -Income levels -The President's constituency -Machinists -Automobile workers -Homeowners compared to renters -Benefits -Comparisons -Administrative problems -Use of standard deductions -Deduction for renters -Renters program -Presentation to Congress -Phase-out of benefits -Income levels -Old-age benefits -Standard amount -Credit for taxpayer -First-year goals
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Proposals for reform -Timing -Possible modifications -Old-age tax relief -Pro-rated with age -Early retirement -Social Security system -Navy retirement age -Tax credit -Senior citizens’ opinion -Arthur S. Flemming -Number of people affected -Overall program -Need for consistency in proposals -Congress's effect -Credit for the White House -Old-age tax relief -Flexibility of age requirement -Credit approach compared with grant approach -Shultz’s view -The President’s view -Political effect -Advisory Commitee on Intergovernmental Relations [ACIR] report -Congress's approach -ACIR report -Study of taxation's effect -Need for solution -William D. McElroy -ACIR report -Relief from property tax for seniors -Appeal to young people -Republican National Convention -VAT program -Administration's policy -Efforts -ACIR -VAT -Public stance -Efforts by administration -Administration's public stance on tax increase -New tax proposals -VAT
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Chairman of ACIR [William R. MacDougall] -Progress report on taxes -Tax plan -John Kenneth Galbraith -New tax program by the President -The President's stand on tax increase -Described -ACIR -Past policies -Equity -Tax preferences -Tax revisions -Reduction of rates -Alternative proposals -Minimum tax -Timetable for presentation -1972 election -The President’s previous press conference -Congressional proposals -Tax reform discussions -Administration's counter proposals -Mills -Administration proposals -Ways and Means Committee -House tax proposals -Timing of White House announcements -Capital gains tax -Inflation premium clause -Effect on taxpayers -Campaign contributors -Congress's view -McGovern's campaign proposals -Capital gains tax -Homeowners -Advantages of capital gains -Political effect -Senior citizens -McGovern rebuttal -VAT -Connally’s view -The President's policy -Public's expectation -Property tax reform
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Opposition to tax increase -ACIR position -Sales tax -Effect on local revenue -Media coverage -New York Times Revenue sharing bill -Shultz’s recent conversation with Ehrlichman -Retroactivity -Administrative procedures -Federal government-recipient ratio -Treasury Department opinion -Shultz’s view -Timetable for fund allotment -Governors -Mayors -Option for releasing funds -The President’s view Parting remarks -Paper The President's schedule -Saturday appointment -Trip to Texas Connally's schedule Ehrlichman, et al., left at 5:59 pm.
Conversation No. 777-3 Date: September 14, 1972 Time: 6:00 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) The President's schedule -Recent meeting -Recent telephone call from Julie Nixon Eisenhower The President talked with the White House operator at 6:00 pm. [Conversation No. 777-3A] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Time of meeting Bull left at 6:00 pm.
Conversation No. 777-4 Date: September 14, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:00 pm and 6:05 pm Location: Oval Office
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower between 6:00 pm and 6:01 pm. [Conversation No. 777-4A] ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 3s ]
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19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 6:01 pm. The President's schedule -Possible signing ceremony for National Heart, Blood Vessel, Lung, and Blood Act, September 20, 1972 -Edward M. Kennedy bill -Invitation to Kennedy -American Heart Association -Ray Charles -Press photograph -Sickle cell anemia -Signing ceremony -Kennedy -Political effects Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:05 pm. Vietnam War -Negotiations -Interim agreement -Possible statement -Endorsement Ziegler left at an unknown time before 6:05 pm.
Conversation No. 777-5 Date: September 14, 1972 Time: 6:05 pm - 6:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”)Haldeman. Vietnam War -Negotiations -Interim agreement -House of Representatives action
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -End the War vote -Tally The President's schedule -Andrei A. Gromyko visit -Office appointment -Dinner -Sir Alexander F. (“Alec”) Douglas-Home -Dinner Foreign policy -William P. Rogers -Media's perception -Henry A. Kissinger -Negotiations -Results -Secretary of State's function Haldeman left at 6:08 pm.