Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2003: Hearings Before the Committee on the Budget, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002 - 656 pages

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Page 133 - America ; to maintain law and order ; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism ; to preserve the memories and incidents of our association in the Great War ; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation: to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses, to make Right the master of Might; to promote peace and good will on earth ; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy ; to consecrate and...
Page 182 - It's not surprising then that both the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget project deficits for this year and next as a result of the economic slowdown and the response to the September 11 attacks.
Page 209 - The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons.
Page 235 - The power to declare war, to raise and support armies, to provide and maintain a navy...
Page 267 - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families As a former governor, I can tell you that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program — or TANF — has been a truly remarkable example of a successful Federal-State partnership. States were given tremendous flexibility to reform their welfare programs and as a result, millions of families have been able to end their dependency on welfare and achieve self-sufficiency. Since 1996, welfare dependency has plummeted.
Page 332 - As we have stated elsewhere,7 early action to change these programs would yield the highest fiscal dividends for the Federal budget and would provide a longer period for prospective beneficiaries to make adjustments in their own planning. Waiting to build economic resources and reform future claims entails risks.
Page 82 - The views expressed in this testimony are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the staff, officers, or trustees of the Brookings Institution.
Page 51 - These cutbacks in capital spending interacted with, and were reinforced by, falling profits and equity prices. Indeed, a striking feature of the current cyclical episode relative to many earlier ones has been the virtual absence of pricing power across much of American business, as increasing globalization and deregulation have enhanced competition. In this low-inflation environment, firms have perceived very little ability to pass cost increases on to customers.
Page 115 - Office") to be headed by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Sec. 2. Mission. The mission of the Office shall be to develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks.
Page 333 - Ultimately, we should strive to hand to the next generations the legacy of a government that is effective and relevant to a changing society — a government as free as possible of outmoded commitments and operations that can inappropriately encumber the future.

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