Budget (page 6)

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    Erskine Bowles: Ryan budget ‘sensible, straight-forward’

    I keep wondering if I’ll Google the video of Erskine Bowles, the two-time Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from North Carolina and former chief-of-staff for President Bill Clinton, and find that his comments praising GOP VP-pick Paul Ryan’s budget taken out of context. But it hasn’t happened yet. Bowles said…
    Barry Smith, August 13, 2012
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    A budget triumph: Canada’s recent past

    In 1993, Canada's federal debt was equal to 67 percent of the nation's annual economic output, and in 1995 the Wall Street Journal called it an honorary member of the third world. How times have changed. By 2009, that level of debt had fallen to 29 percent of economic output, and Canada's debt appears to be far more manageable than that of the United States. So how did they do it?
    Fergus Hodgson, August 24, 2011