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Funny, we've never been so prosperous!
Tonight we can take pride in 25 straight months of economic growth, the strongest in 34 years; a 3-year inflation average of 3.9 percent, the lowest in 17 years; and 7.3 million new jobs in 2 years, with more of our citizens working than ever before.
So this time we're really gonna balance that budget!
To move steadily toward a balanced budget, we must also lighten government's claim on our total economy. We will not do this by raising taxes. We must make sure that our economy grows faster than the growth in spending by the Federal Government. In our fiscal year 1986 budget, overall government program spending will be frozen at the current level.
Retrospective laff lines:
Our automobile industry has overhauled assembly lines, increased worker productivity, and is competitive once again.
In the zero gravity of space, we could manufacture in 30 days lifesaving medicines it would take 30 years to make on Earth.
Big (failed) successful idea: Tax reform.