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  • Backgrounder posted January 16, 1995 by Scott A. A Budget Strategy to Reinvent the Federal Government

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 1014 January 16,1995 A BUDGET STRATEGY TO REINVENT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTRODUCTION President Bill Clinton soon will submit his fiscal 1996 budget to a Congress commit ted to changing Washingtons spending and taxing priorities. In apparent response to the election results, and to the House Republicans Contract…

  • Backgrounder posted March 5, 1993 by Scott A. The Clinton Challenge Answered

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 931 Much 5,1993 INTRODUCTION president Bill Clinton has issued a challenge to critics of his eumomic plan. He is ask ing those who belie* that the package is weighted too heavily toward new taxes and too lightly towad reducing spendin g to put forwad their own list of spending cut options. Put up, Clinton says in…

  • Backgrounder posted February 16, 1993 by Scott A. Putting Families First: A Defict Reduction and Tax Relief strategy

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 927 I February 16,1993 PWIING FAMILIES FIRSTt A DEF'ICIT REDUCTION AND TAX RELIEF STRATEGY INTRODUCTION Just thne weeks into the new admin istration merican taxpayers my have mson to be ded about the emerghg shape of White House economic policy-making. hsi dent Bill Clinton, who promised "to focus on the economy like…

  • Backgrounder posted August 28, 1992 by Scott A. Real Deficit Reduction Demands Real Spending Cuts

    Cument, may contain errors) 913 a REAL DEFICIT REDUCI'ION DEMANDS REAL SPENDING CUTS INTRODUCTION The federal budget &f~t is expected to mch OW 5340 billion in fiscal 1993, which begins this October 1. By most estimates the deficit will remain well over $uK)…

  • Backgrounder posted August 14, 1992 by Scott A. Lessons from Business on Cutting Federal Spending

    (Archived document, may contain errors) August 14 1992 LESSONS FROM BUSINESS ON C-G FEDERAL' SPENDING INTRODUCTION j Ntialy .two years ,after President George.Bushmd the.U.S, Congress struck the 1990 budget'deal that pmmisd to.put"America's$scal ,h&se h.arder, both .the federal def&it..yd f ederd spending 'are' higher thh at agy time in the counay's…

  • Backgrounder posted June 9, 1992 by Scott A. A Lawmaker's Guide to Balancing the Federal Budget

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 901 June 9,1992 ALAWMAKER'S GUIDETO BALANCdG THE FEDERAL BUDGEI INTRODUCTION Congress soon will vote on a praposeti constitutional amendment requiring the fed mil government to balance its budget. If Congress passes the amendment with a tw o hi& vote in each chamber, and if threequarters ofthe states ratify it within…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 21, 1992 by Scott A. Creating Inner-City Jobs by Suspending the Davis-Bacon Act

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 333 5/21/92 CREATING INNER-CITY JOBS BY SUSPENDING THE DAVIS-BACON ACT In the wake of the recent riots in Los Angeles, Politicians in Washington are rushing to "do something" to aid America's inner cities. One response has been to promise money to rebuild the devastated areas and to create jobs for local…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 19, 1992 by Scott A. Don't Punish Taxpayers for Urban Woes

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 332 5/19/92 DON'T PUNISH TAXPAYERS FOR URBAN WOES The Bush Administration and congressional leaders, in response to the Los Angeles riots, are developing a bipartisan package of programs intended to deal with the problems of America's inner cities. Among the components sought by the A dministration are…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 1, 1992 by Scott A. Escalating the Pork Barrel Wars: Using Rescissions to HelpOvertaxed Americans

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 5/l/92 328 ESCALATING THE PORK BARREL WARS: USING RESCISSIONS TO HELP OVERTAXED AMERICANS Faced with an electorate angry to the boiling point over Washington's wasteful spending habits, Con- gress this week will consider George Bush's request to rescind nearly -$6 billion of spending approved last year for…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 9, 1992 by Scott A. Pay for Tax Cuts with Spending Cuts, Not Pink Slips

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3/9/92 324 PAY FOR TAX CUTS WITH SPENDING CUTS, NOT PINK SLIPS After months of political squabbling over how to jum p start the United States economy, both Democrat and Republican members of the Senate seem in agreement on two things: something must be done to lighten the crushing tax burden on middle-income…

  • Executive Memorandum posted February 10, 1992 by Scott A. The Bush Budget: Audit #1 Real Increases, Phantom Cuts

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 2/10/92 322 THE BUSH BUDGET: AUDIT #1 REAL INCREASES, PHANTOM I CUTS Despite their pro forma'criticism of the Bush Administration's fiscal 1993 budget, leading Democrats in Con- gress have not immediately declared it "dead on anival," as they have previous budgets. One reason: despite talk of cut s by the…

  • Backgrounder posted September 6, 1991 by Scott A. Back to Budgeting as Usual: New Spending Caps Leave Room for Plentyof Pork

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 849 September 6,1991 BACK TO BUDGETINGAS USUAL NEW SPENDING CAPS LEAVE ROOM FOR PLENTY OF PORK INTRODUCTION Less than one year after concludin g the 1990 budget deal with the White House, Congress has nsumed budgeting as usual. Last years grand budget bar gain was supposed to bring new discipline to the budget mess, to…

  • Backgrounder posted April 15, 1991 by Scott A. The Four Percent Solution to Runaway Federal Spending

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Y 823 April 15,1991 THE FOUR PERCENT SOLUTION To RUNAWAY FEDERAL SPmING INTRODUCTION For most American taxpayers, April 15 usually is painful enough as they rush to file their taxes.This year it is doubly painful as Americans will be reminded of last years record five-year $165.5 billion tax increase. What few Americans…

  • Backgrounder posted February 26, 1991 by Scott A. Washington's New Domestic Spending Spree

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 811 February 26,1991 WMHINGTOWS NEW DOMESIlC SPENDING SPREE INTRODUCIION The fiscal 1992 budget submitted to Congress early this month by the Bush Administration is noteworthy, not because it lives up to the promis es of last years budget summit, but because it has opened the floodgates to record levels of domestic…

  • Backgrounder posted November 2, 1990 by Scott A. Your New Taxes Working for You

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 795 November 2,1990 YOUR NEW TAXES WORKING FOR YOU INTRODUCITON Washington has cheated the brim taxpayer once again with another grand budget deal that allegedly will reduce the deficit. Congressional leaders arc now congratulating themselves for their Ipolitical courage" in passing what they claim Q a five-year plan to…