Table: New Directions
"ECONOMIC SECURITY" FOR WORKERS
Key elements: extended unemployment benefits; tax credits for health insurance; education and training for those who lose jobs due to foreign competition; and a little more money for the Job Corps and working moms.
The Pentagon gets up to $48 billion in spending authority; $16 billion goes to the Office of Homeland Security.
Treasury is studying ways to simplify the tax code and broaden the revenue base.
Bush aides dream of replacing the current system, run by government and employers, with one that is largely employee-financed.
Techies are pressing the Administration to make universal access to high-speed Internet connections a priority and to provide federal incentives.
The Prez plans to follow up this year's school reforms with a continuous stress on education. His 2003 budget adds $2 billion for poor districts and special ed.