"Spending" the Surplus: Counting the Ways

Research Report

"Spending" the Surplus: Counting the Ways

February 1, 1999

Abstract

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle considers the math behind President Clinton's proposal to spend 62 percent of the surplus on Social Security, with another share to be allocated to Medicare, and that the remaining share be spent on other items, including a subsidy for new private pension accounts.

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