February 2005
New Republic;2/14/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 5, p8
Focuses on the way in which Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is dealing with the state's budget deficit. Role of Daniels as U.S. President George W. Bush's former budget director; Report that Daniels had thought the nation's budget deficit could be dealt with by cutting government spending; Claim that Bush's tax cuts are largely responsible for the budget deficit in the United States; Report that Indiana's state constitution prohibits deficit spending; Statement that Daniels has been forced to raise taxes on workers earning more than $100,000; Increase of state spending in Indiana under Daniels; Report that Daniels is being criticized by conservatives.


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