TITLE

War Meets the Welfare State

AUTHOR(S)
Samuelson, Robert J.
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Newsweek;4/7/2003, Vol. 141 Issue 14, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the connection between war and debt. Report that U.S. President George W. Bush has requested $75 billion to fund the war in Iraq; Federal debt in the United States, 2003; Remark made that the U.S. government cannot pay all promised future benefits, such as Social Security and Medicare to retiring baby boomers, without either raising taxes sharply or cutting other programs; Political attitude of procrastination when it comes to dealing with the federal deficit; Discussion of warfare budgets versus welfare budgets.
ACCESSION #
9406943

 

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