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Budget Surpluses and Minuses
Aired 1/15/1998

America had not balanced its budget in decades. And then this year, all of a sudden, the deficit is gone (excepting the Social Security liability). What happened? Who is responsible? Clinton or the Republican Congress? Does is matter?
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  Isabel Sawhill
    The Urban Institute
  Allan Meltzer
    Carnegie Mellon University and the American Enterprise Institute
  Mancur Olson
    University of Maryland

Originally Aired: 1/15/1998

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