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View Resource Deficits, the National Debt, and Economic Growth

Deficits, the National Debt, and Economic Growth, developed by Steve Conover, Sr., advocates that the American government focus more attention on generating economic growth rather than on reducing the national debt. The Rhetoric section of the site contains rebuttals to the common arguments used by advocates of a lower national debt. Other sections include Debt and Growth, and a library that...

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View Resource Testimony of Chairman Alan Greenspan before the Task Force on Social Security of the Committee on the Budget

Alan Greenspan's testimony to the Senate highlights concerns about the sustainability of Social Security in its current form in the future. The Social Security system currently collects more in taxes than benefits paid out, with the excess held in the Trust Fund. But this is expected to change in 2014 when the baby boomers and increased longevity of retirees is likely to result in benefits...

https://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/testimony/1997/1997...
View Resource 1998 Budget Surplus

This week's In The News looks at the 1998 budget surplus. The six resources discussed provide information about the budget surplus and suggestions on what to do with it from various quarters. The Fiscal Year 1999 budget proposal unveiled by President Clinton on February 2, 1998 showed a surplus of $9.5 billion, the first time the federal budget has been balanced in 30 years. Clinton plans to use...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/be/1998/0212
View Resource The 1997 OASDI Trustees Report

The Social Security Administration's 1997 Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trustees Report provides data and projections about the state of the Social Security Trust Fund. The Social Security system currently collects more in taxes than benefits paid out, with the excess held in the Trust Fund. But this is expected to change in 2014 when the baby boomers and...

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/TR97/triiig.html
View Resource Cato Institute: Social Security Screenshot

For readers looking for erudite libertarian and fiscally conservative arguments on the nature of social security, this special section from the Cato Institute provides well-informed critiques of the current system, as well as suggestions for how to trim budgets, roll back entitlements, and shrink government. Edited by Senior Cato Fellows, Jose Pinera and Michael D. Tanner, recent articles have...

https://www.cato.org/research/social-security
View Resource Budget of the United States Government: Fiscal Year 1999

The US Office of Management and Budget has released the Fiscal Year 1999 Federal Budget (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] and .wk1 and .wk4 format only), which was presented to the Congress on February 2, 1998. The site provides "A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget." More detailed information can be found in the "Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1999," which contains the "Budget Message...

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-1999-APP/pdf/BUDGET-199...
View Resource Budget of the United States Government: Fiscal Year 2000

Transmitted to Congress on February 1, 1999, the FY 2000 Budget covers the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1999. At the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) site, users can view the full text of the budget and related documents in .pdf format. The latter include A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget (also available in HTML), Analytical Perspectives, supplements, historical tables, and a...

https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/files/docs/publications/usbudg...
View Resource Rural Policy Research Institute

In the past several decades, a number of policy institutes and think-tanks have been formed to open a substantial dialogue about issues affecting rural communities. The Rural Policy Research Institute is one of these organizations, and involves scientists and policy analysts from Iowa State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Nebraska and other affiliated institutions. The...

http://www.rupri.org/
View Resource Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities was founded in 1981 to take a close look at how various budget choices have affected the lives of low-income Americans. Since then the center has continued to grow more expansive, covering budget priorities at the state level as well. First-time visitors to the site will find a host of materials of note, including a number of “Issues In Depth” special...

https://www.cbpp.org/
View Resource Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System

One policy issue that has befuddled some of the best minds in the federal government is how to reduce the growth and cut the cost of the prison system. Amidst much conversation about the so-called "prison-industrial complex," there is much to be said for such a timely report. Authored by Julie Samuels, Nancy G. La Vigne, and Samuel Taxy of the Urban Institute, this November 2013 report takes a...

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/stemming-tide-str...
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