The Pitfalls Of Clinton's Budget Plan

Reading Paul Craig Roberts' column is a pleasure. His latest comments ("Clinton's budget isn't just bad--it's unconstitutional," Economic Viewpoint, Aug. 30) are not only wise but include an important warning. Yes, the "spending cuts" in the deficit-reduction plan promise to cut only the rate of growth in new spending, mostly after 1996, adding apparently $1.1 trillion to $1.7 trillion to the national debt in 1994-98.

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