Quantifying the Current U.S. Fiscal Imbalance
AbstractPoints to the growth of three programs (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) as the source of the projected long-term U.S. fiscal imbalance. Evaluates the effect of policy changes on this imbalance, and finds that the long-run imbalance will persist and waiting to adopt policy changes will increase the size of the required annual primary deficit reduction.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.
Volume (Year): 50 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (September Citation: 50 National Tax Journal 387-98 (September 1997))
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- H6 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
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