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48 Palm Beach Post, Monday, Nov. 4, 1968 ML HUBERT H.HUMPHREY RICHARD M.NIXON This will past aas odd a mierj raad leadliinig to: lis would get you four more years of: A foreign policy that doesn't work. A policy that's bogged us down in an endless war in Vietnam. Brought us to the brink in the Middle East. Cost us the support of our friends in Europe. Diminished respect for the United States everywhere. Increasing lawlessness. During the present administration 300 U.S. cities have exploded in mob disorders. Crimes of violence have almost doubled. People are afraid to walk the streets in their own neighborhoods. And it's getting worse, because the Johnson-Humphrey team has shown that it is utterly incapable of coping with the problem. Higher and higher prices and taxes that have wiped out pay raises, destroyed savings, lowered the standard of living for millions of Americans. A principal cause: excessive federal spending for programs that accomplish nothing, only add to the taxpayer's burden. More millions on welfare rolls. For the past five years we've been deluged by programs for the unemployed, for the cities, for the poor. And we've reaped from these programs an ugly harvest of frustration, violence, and failure. A Humphrey administration would mean more of the same-more billions of dollars poured into programs that have failed. Cruel and deceptive promises to the aging. Recently, Hubert Humphrey said he would increase Social Security by 50 percent. He knows he cannot keep that promise in the near future. Nor is he likely to correct the inefficiencies of Medicare, which often does not get to the people who need it most; delays in payment seem endless, and the program is badly tangled in red tape. A bigger federal establishment. The Johnson-Humphrey way to a better society is to make government bigger. There's only one thing wrong: it doesn't work. And as government gets bigger, the rights and responsibilities of people get smaller. A tired team that stumbled through the '60's- shackled to the mistakes of the past, bound to the old ways, able to offer only more false promises, more of the same failures. A new foreign policy. One that will bring the war in Vietnam to a quick and honorable end and prevent future wars. That will strengthen our European alliances, assure the balance of power in the Middle East, and restore respect for America. A return to law and order. A new determination that when a man disobeys the law, he pays the penalty. An all-out war against organized crime. A restoring of an effective balance between the police forces and the criminal forces. A new recognition that the first right of every American is to be free from domestic violence. A halt in the rise of prices and taxes. Cuts in federal spending, a streamlining of government departments, and more businesslike management will reduce inflationary pressures and make possible an eventual lowering of taxes. Only if we balance the federal budget will Americans be able to balance their family budgets. More millions on payrolls. Instead of government jobs and government handouts, a Nixon administration would introduce new tax and credit policies to enlist the help of private enterprise. Far more effectively than government, private enterprise can provide the jobs, train the unemployed, and offer the new opportunities which will produce progress-not promises-in solving the problems of the poor and jobless. An improvement and extending of Social Security and Medicare benefits. An automatic cost-of-living increase in Social Security payments so that when prices go up benefits go up (a reform opposed by the Johnson-Humphrey team). A streamlining of Medicare procedures to speed up payments. A program to eliminate shortages of doctors, nurses, hospitals and nursing homes. A return of power to the people. Progress is achieved not through government doing more for people, but by people doing more for themselves. It's time to start power moving back to the states, to the local communities, to the people. A fresh new team ready to move America forward into the70's- A new administration with leaders from every field and every part of the country, with new ideas and a new determination to help a great nation realize its destiny. The decisioen Is yoaairs.TBie cDioice is You can vote for a continuation of the MnsonfluBnphrey policies of failure or you caon vote fortBie one mm who stands forcljasige, -for bold new ieadershi d: i L I (l m TfTHIE mm AUTHORIZED AND PAID FOR BY: NIXON-AGNEW CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE: MAURICE H. STAN3. FINANCE CHAIRMAN; PETER FLAN I G AN, DEPUTY CAMPAIQN MGR.