Secret White House Tapes

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113–4
January 26, 1973
Conversation No. 113-4

Date: January 26, 1973
Time: Unknown between 10:11 am and 11:04 am
Location: Cabinet Room

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew met with George P. Shultz, Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield,
Robert C. Byrd, Hugh Scott, Robert P. Griffin, John L. McClellan, Russell B. Long, Milton R.
Young, Wallace F. Bennett, Carl B. Albert, Gerald R. Ford, John J. McFall, George H. Mahon,
Wilbur D. Mills, Elford A. Cederberg, Herman T. Schneebeli, John D. Ehrlichman, Herbert
Stein, William E. Timmons, Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., Frederic V.
Malek, Thomas C. Korologos, and Richard K. Cook

[General conversation/Unintelligible]

The President entered at 10:34 am

Vietnam settlement

1974 budget
-Dwight D. Eisenhower years
-1973 budget
-Figures
-Effects on national economy
-Debt policy
-Federal Reserve
-Stein
-Economic report
-1972 statistics
-Unemployment rate
-Inflation
-Consumer Price Index [CPI]
-Comparison between 1969 and 1972
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Food prices
-1973
-Forecasts
-Military expenses
-Decreases
-Unemployment figures
-Veterans
-Business investments
-Equipment expenditures
-Consumers spending
-Housing starts
-Subsidized housing
-Unemployment, inflation rates
-Decreases
-Controls and problem areas
-Food prices
-Sector markets
-Budget
-Full employment
-Monetary expansion
-Federal Reserve
-President’s economic report
-Projected 1973 unemployment and inflation
-Rates
-1965 and 1968 projected economic growth
-Projected deficits
-Amount
-Federal fund figure
-Trust funds
-1974
-Revenue sharing
-Items not controlled by Congress
-Trust fund programs
-Percentages
-Controllable
-Appropriations
-Social services spending ceiling
-Congressional limits
-Need for reductions
-Appropriation Committee
-Outlay authority
-Effects on future budgets
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Controllable items
-Effect on spending levels
-Deficits
-Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and John F. Kennedy
-Role of Appropriations Committee
-1973 budget
-Expenditures and revenues
-Deficit
-1974
-Compared to 1973 figures
-As percentage of Gross National Product [GNP]
-Reduction
-Compared to congressional appropriations
-Effect on 1974 and 1975 budgets
-Deficits
-Taxes
-Decreases
-Social Security
-Human resources
-Increases
-Defense

The President left at 11:04 am

[General conversation/Unintelligible]

[Conversation continues as Conversation No. 113-5]
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