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A Closer Look (Balanced Budget) #178191

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) How the money left over in a balanced budget might be spent introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) President Clinton's view that any surplus should be used to shore up the Social Security system examined. [CLINTON - promotes Social Security.] [Senator Pete DOMENICI, Representative John KASICH - push for tax cuts.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE - questions Republican tax cuts.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The "ifs" of a budget surplus outlined on screen. The unsure nature of the tobacco settlement that the president is counting on mentioned.

(Honolulu: James Walker) Spending and pork barrel politics examined; details given of how Hawaii's senator brings in lots of federal funds. [Honolulu Star Bulletin Richard BORRECA - says Senator Dan Inouye is seen as Hawaii's second largest industry!] [Bishop Museum Donald DUCKWORTH - praises Inouye.] The ways in which "pork" gets into the budget explained. [Citizens Against Government Waste Tom SCHATZ, Senator John McCAIN - talk about the pork bills that the consumers will have to pay for.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Walker, James

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