First, assume a windfall

Allen, Jodie T.; Shapiro, Joseph P.
July 1999
U.S. News & World Report;07/12/99, Vol. 127 Issue 2, p40
Examines plans regarding how to spend a projected budget surplus in the United States. Projections by President Bill Clinton about the amount of the surplus; The surplus depending on the assumption that cuts will be made in domestic spending; Admission by Clinton that his projections are unrealistic; Clinton's budget proposal; Public opinion about how the surplus should be spent; Controversial aspects to Clinton's budget; Plans for Medicare; Criticism that the plan does not address long-term budget problems.


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