#15 – First State of the Union Address
January 15, 1975
In his first State of the Union Address, President Gerald R. Ford announces bluntly that “the state of the Union is not good. Millions of Americans are out of work. Recession and inflation are eroding the money of millions more. Prices are too high, and sales are too slow.” To remedy these problems, he proposes tax cuts for American families and businesses as well as also strongly advocating for the reduction of government spending.