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Recommendations to Strengthen the Federal Budget Process

Monday, December 24, 2012

The federal government faces a large long-term mismatch between projected spending and projected revenues. Closing this fiscal gap will require hard choices to yield trillions of dollars in budget savings. Achieving these savings while sustaining the nation's highest public priorities, supporting robust economic growth, and dealing with inevitable emergencies will be difficult.

Soon after the election, the United States will approach a "fiscal cliff" when the Bush tax cuts expire a


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