Table: Why Bush May Be Awash in Red Ink

Revenues

Capital-gains tax revenues will likely stay flat for years to come

Tax cuts

Keeping 30 million taxpayers out of the alternative minimum tax will cost $100 billion over six years

Medicare

Pressures to increase hospital and doctor reimbursements, demands for a seniors' drug benefit, and health-care inflation will add hundreds of billions in outlays

Defense

Bush wants $300 billion more to improve the military. He will need billions more to fight the war on terrorism

Pork

A new farm bill will boost federal subsidies by $73 billion over 10 years, and President Bush has agreed to $4.4 billion in extra highway money for 2003

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