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Making Ends Meet on the Federal Budget: Outlook and Challenges


  • Fernando M. Martin


With the advent of every new administration come numerous proposals to fix the federal budget, mostly involving tax code overhaul, entitlement reform and curbs on government debt. Invariably, these proposals get toned down during congressional review and often die before becoming a reality. With the various plans currently floating around, it seems like a good time to review the state and future of the federal government?s accounts.

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  • Fernando M. Martin, 2017. "Making Ends Meet on the Federal Budget: Outlook and Challenges," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, vol. 25(3).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:00157

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