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Conversation: 094-002

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Start Date: 10-Mar-1972 10:40 AM

End Date: 10-Mar-1972 11:13 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Connally, John B.Richardson, Elliot L.Flemming, Arthur S.Shultz, George P.Ehrlichman, John D.

Recording Device: Cabinet Room

094a.mp3

094b.mp3

094c.mp3

094d.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, John B. Connally, Elliot L. Richardson, Arthur S. Flemming, George P. Shultz, and John D. Ehrlichman met in the Cabinet Room of the White House from 10:40 am to 11:13 am. The Cabinet Room taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 094-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 94-2

Date: March 10, 1972
Time: 10:40 am - 11:13 am
Location: Cabinet Room

The President met with John B. Connally, Elliot L. Richardson, Arthur S. Flemming, George P.
Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman
[Recording begins while the conversation is in progress]

     Social Security and Medicare
          -Fiscal Year 1973 budget
          -House Resolution [HR] 1
          -Wage base
                -Retroactive increases
          -Social Security benefits
                -Increase
                                  10

               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                          Tape Subject Log
                            (rev. 10/08)



           -Percentages
     -Wilbur D. Mills’ proposal
           -Inflationary impact
     -Elderly
     -Alternatives
     -Poor
           -Percentage of population
     -Rise in prices
           -Rise in standards of living
     -Ratio to earnings
     -Elderly on public assistance
     -Alternatives
-Wage base
-Earnings base
-Elderly
-Hospital insurance contribution rate
     -Increase
     -Tax rate proposal
-The President
-Welfare
-Wages and prices
-HR 1
     -Finance Committee bills
     -Russell B. Long
     -Mills’ proposal
-Medicare benefits
     -Percentages
     -Richardson
     -Clifford P. Case
     -Benefits
           -Percentages
     -Long
     -Mills
     -Long
           -Connally
           -Talk with George D. Aiken [?]
                 -Administration position
     -Mills
-House
     -Recess
-The President’s speech
-Busing
                                             11

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)



                 -Elderly and buses
           -Connally
                 -Memo
           -Votes
           -Wage-price spiral
           -Politics
           -Inflationary spiral
           -Constitutional amendment
                 -Effectiveness
           -Legislative process
           -1973 budget
           -Politics
           -Veto
           -Future meeting
           -Budget
                 -Taxes

Connally, et al. left at 11:13 am