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Posted by jbnow in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Sep 06th 2009, 07:03 PM
can document they have done the same thing when previous presidents spoke
May 13 1986 Reagan
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/spee...
November 14, 1988, President Reagan
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/spee...

And this
The lesson plan that went with it (pdf)

There was a lot of policy in speeches though some through question and answer. Some just in the text of speeches like this
We have to remain economically competitive, and that means being aware of two things: first, what makes economies tick, and second, what works in other societies. We've been trying very hard in Washington to make America even more economically fit by really overhauling our entire tax structure. When we came into office, the top personal tax rate that the Federal Government could put on your income was 70 percent. Now, you can understand, I think, that if you were getting up in those brackets -- there were 14 different tax brackets, depending on the amount of money in each bracket you earned. And when you could look and say, ``If I earn another dollar, I only get to keep 30 cents out of it,'' you can imagine the lack of incentive there. Well, we lowered it to 50 percent, and the economy really took off. Now we're trying to lower it yet again so that families can keep more of their money and so the national economy will be lean and trim and fit for the future.


And bush? His September 12 1989 drug talk...well it came a few days after his September 5 speech about drugs to the bation. You know how they show a couple Dems there saying it was a political ad? That's because it was. He was pushing Congress to pass his anti-drug program (more prisons and prosecutors and such republican answers. Republicans (including bush) were rejecting drug treatment and prevention measures to the bill

Then 10-1-91 He gave a speech in a classroom that was televised live to students
http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/research/publi...

The interesting part
Write me a letter -- and I'm serious about this one -- write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals. I think you know the address.


So all the things people flip out about also happened with prior presidents.
Surely they did the same thing with prior speeches



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