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March 4, 1994

Weekly Show

The House GOP included a balanced budget amendment as part of their "Cut, Cap and Balance" bill that is currently stalled in the democratic-controlled Senate. Balanced budget amendments have been proposed since 1936; the last was in 1997. On March 4, 1994, Washington Week discussed the Senate's failure to pass a balanced budget amendment, 63-37.

May 14, 1993

Weekly Show

President Clinton declared victory when his economic program to lower the federal deficit passed the House Ways and Means Committee in May 1993. But panelist Gloria Borger predicts political deadlock in the Senate between Democrats and Republicans over Clinton’s desired tax hike—the biggest the country had seen in decades—that proposed to raise taxes on the wealthy and increase the Social Security tax.

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Debating the Debate: When Words Substitute for Action

Gwen's Take

As Washington’s debt ceiling debate approaches its deadline, those of us who watch and cover it anxiously await its drop-dead date. Or its do or die moment. Or, its my-way-or-the-highway climax.

Skyrocketing interest rates. Huge tax hikes. Bottom lines. Gimmicks. Smoke and mirrors. Ticking clocks.
You name it, someone has said it.

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