The Harder Gore Tries, The Lower He Goes

The Veep's numbers slip even as he doles out goodies for all

On June 26, President Clinton cheerfully announced that the projected 10-year budget surplus had grown again, this time to $1.87 trillion. Two days later, the Federal Reserve Board passed up another chance to hike interest rates, acting on evidence that growth was moderating to a more sustainable level. Stocks have rebounded, and core inflation is a benign 2.4%. So how come Vice-President Al Gore's "prosperity and progress" campaign isn't prospering or making any progress?

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