PLEASE, DO SOMETHING
Facing growing and angry pressure from furloughed federal workers, shut-out national park tourists, idled federal contractors and frustrated citizens, President Clinton and top congressional leaders met at week's end to try yet again to bridge the balanced-budget impasse. The debacle has shut down huge portions of the Federal Government for an unprecedented two weeks. Both sides expressed optimism that a compromise could be worked out, but negotiations dragged on into the New Year's weekend.
IF NOT BUDGET, THEN DEBT
House Ways and Means chairman Bill Archer sent off a stern letter to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin warning...