Table: Cardoso's Plan of Action

POVERTY RELIEF

Spend $30 billion on health, education, and other social initiatives through 2002

TAX REFORM

Eliminate distortionary taxes, such as levies on exports, to boost business competitiveness

PENSIONS REFORM

Tax pensions to reduce the deficit in the public pension system

POLITICAL REFORM

Bring transparency to campaign finances, introduce changes to cement party discipline

Data: BusinessWeek

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