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Al Gore Delivers Remarks in Everett, WashingtonAired October 23, 2000 - 3:27 p.m. ET
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BOBBIE BATTISTA, HOST, CNN "TALKBACK LIVE": We covered George W. Bush earlier today while he was on the campaign trail. Al Gore is in Everett, Washington, making an appearance there, so we'll drop in for just a few minutes.
This is an airport rally.
AL GORE, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: ... policies that we had eight years ago and get rid of the kinds of positive changes that we need to continue. Well, that's a hard case to make because eight years ago we had the largest deficits in history. Our national debt had been multiplied four times over. We had -- we saw high unemployment, rising crime rates, families breaking up at a higher rate. All the social problems were worse. There were repeated recessions. We had to change that.
And starting in the summer of 1993, after you gave Bill Clinton and me a chance to bring change to the economic policy of the country, we succeeded by a margin of one vote in the House and one vote in the Senate to have a new economic policy. And since that day, we have seen the biggest deficits turned into the biggest surpluses. We have seen a period of high unemployment turned into 22 million new jobs.
Instead of repeated recessions, we've seen the stock market triple and we have seen the lowest African-American unemployment in history, the lowest Latino unemployment in history, more new women- owned businesses, more employment, more prosperity: the strongest economy in the 224 history of United States of America.
BATTISTA: All right. The vice president on the campaign trail today. Again, we mentioned that we had covered George W. Bush a little bit earlier. We just happened to be talking about the tax plans that the candidates had put out.
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