Calvin Coolidge Says, March 4, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 4, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The general reaction of the country at the final adjournment of the Congress will be one of relief. When the people are in distress legislation always reflects their condition. In the national government this inconsistently took the form of spending money. Temporary help for […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 4, 1930

January 4, 2021

Date: July 4, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) After a session of about fifteen months the Congress has finally adjourned. It will be subjected to considerable criticism which will be largely useless. With the direct primaries in most states and the popular election of Senators, the present perversion of legislation is unavoidable. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 9, 1930

December 14, 2020

Date: December 9, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Rigid governmental economy will solve two distinct problems: providing revenue for obligations already incurred and encouraging business. (Original document available here) The Congress has before it two distinct problems which in their solution conflict with each other. One is the necessity of providing revenue to meet obligations […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 7, 1931

December 1, 2020

Date: April 7, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It will do no harm to have a reminder that when the Congress passes laws requiring the expenditure of money the people will have to pay it. When a deficit exists it must be met. Temporary borrowing by the Treasury may take care of it […]

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Address at the Fifteenth Regular Meeting of the Business Organization of the Government

October 29, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge at the Fifteenth Regular Meeting of the Business Organization of the Government Date: June 11, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Coolidge’s twice-yearly address to government business leaders, giving an economic state-of-the-state with regards both to the Nation as a whole and to government expenditures Members of the Government’s Business Organization: […]

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