Deficit Reduction Proposals: Hearings Before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, December 12, 13, 14, 1983

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984 - 801 pages
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Page 315 - Committee therefore recommends the following: 1. Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the General Accounting Office (GAO) should agree on the definitions for all credit terminology. Currently, major differences exist in the interpretation of these terms. A unified effort would produce the reliable data necessary to assess and establish responsible levels of federal credit activity.
Page 318 - For purposes of this section, the term "new spending authority" means spending authority not provided by law on the effective date of this section, including any increase In or addition to spending authority provided by law on such date. (2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the term "spending authority" means authority (whether temporary or permanent) — (A) to enter into contracts under which the United States is obligated to make outlays, the budget authority for which is not provided in advance...
Page 140 - The views expressed in this testimony are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the US Government.
Page 318 - Such term does not include authority to insure or guarantee the repayment of indebtedness incurred by another person or government, (d) Exceptions.
Page 85 - ... end of its 1970s range would therefore require very major changes, even in comparison with the Reagan Administration's budget proposals, not to mention currently existing tax and spending legislation. The important question is what changes. The standard trio of suggested ways to reduce the federal deficit in the medium-run future includes cutting entitlement program benefits, slowing the scheduled acceleration in defense spending, and eliminating either the reduction in individual income tax...
Page 318 - Nothing contained in this Act, or in any amendments made by this Act, shall be construed as. — (1) asserting or conceding the constitutional powers or limitations of either the Congress or the President; (2) ratifying or approving any impoundment heretofore or hereafter executed or approved by the President or any other Federal officer or employee, except insofar as pursuant to statutory...
Page 318 - W4 (C) to make payments (including loans and grants), the budget authority for which is not provided for in advance by appropriation Acts, to any person or government if, under the provisions of the law containing such authority, the United States is obligated to make such payments to persons or governments who meet the requirements establ ished by such law.
Page 153 - Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
Page 775 - The existing tax treatment of partners and partnerships is among the most confused in the entire Income tax field. The present statutory provisions are wholly Inadequate. The published regulations, rulings, and court decisions are Incomplete and frequently contradictory. As a result partners today cannot form, operate, or dissolve a partnership with any assurance as to tax consequences.
Page 64 - It is not possible to dismiss them simply by assuming that rapid growth will quickly restore the economy to full employment. The projected deficits are increasingly deficits at full employment, and in the absence of a return to full employment the deficits that actually emerge will only be larger. The issue now facing US fiscal policy is not the familiar one of the role of automatic stabilizers, or even the desirability (or lack thereof) of temporary active deficits as discretionary stabilizers,...

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