How reducing federal debt would impact Main Street

Francis, David R.
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/17/99, Vol. 91 Issue 56, p2
Examines ideas about how the United States government should spend anticipated budget surpluses. Views of President Bill Clinton that the surplus should pay back the federal debt; Further use of surpluses to buy private assets for the government; Short-term goals; Views of some Republicans about how to spend the funds; Tax cuts and spending for the Social Security Trust Fund; Uncertainty of long-term surplus projections.


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