They spend too much money on themselves. You have too many employees. There are questions about their morality. It seems to me that this election should not focus on the executive branch, but that the correction should come as a voter for its members of the House of Representatives or for their U.S. senator. That`s where the problem is. And I hope that corrective action will be taken so that we can have new leadership in the United States Congress. MR. FRANKEL: I`m sorry, can I just follow — did I understand, Mr. Member, that the Russians do not use Eastern Europe as their own sphere of influence to occupy most countries and ensure with their troops that it is a communist zone, whereas on our side, the Italians and the French are still contributing to the possibility of communism? The President. Well, it seems to me that we have a chance to get the Republicans, a majority in the House of Representatives. We are going to make some gains in the U.S.
Senate. So there will be different situations in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, and as President, I will be able to work with that Congress. The fact is that secrecy has surrounded the decisions of the Ford administration. In the case of the Helsinki agreement, it may have been a good agreement at first, but we have not been able to enforce the “basket 3″ part, which freely guarantees people the right to travel, to join their families. The Soviet Union still blocks Radio Free Europe – Radio Free Europe is blocked. Ford, however, entered the presidency with US-Soviet relations on very wobbly ground. The Yom Kippur War in 1973 in the Middle East had almost led to the massive military intervention of the superpowers. In addition, in 1973 and 1974, the Soviets became increasingly frustrated by several American politicians – in particular Senator Henry Scoop ” Jackson (D-WA) – who had successfully linked American trade with the Soviets to the easing of the Soviet emigration policy.
It is therefore not surprising that American relations with the Soviets have had remarkable failures and successes over the Ford years. In addition, we have had the opportunity to become arms dealers around the world, contrary to our long-standing beliefs and principles. We have tried to buy success from our enemies and, at the same time, we have excluded the normal friendship of our allies from the process. MR. REYNOLDS. I think we could continue this tax argument for a while, but I would like to move on to another point. MR. CARTER: I note that Mr.
Ford has not commented on Chilean prisons. This is a typical example, perhaps of many others, where this government overthrew an elected government and helped establish a military dictatorship. It was not an old story. Last year, 85% of Mr. Ford`s share went to the Chilean military dictatorship of all the food for peace that went to South America.