A Flurry Of Activity: Clinton's Second-Term Agenda

The White House has spent the past few weeks rolling out proposals that the President will feature in his State of the Union address next week. The highlights:

PROPOSAL Balance in 1999 With the deficit shrinking faster than predicted, Clinton promises to submit a balanced budget for 1999, three years ahead of schedule

COST Free, thanks to the economy

PRO Allows Clinton to look like a fiscal conservative even as he calls for new spending

CON Adds to the let's-spend-the-surplus fever already spreading through Washington

PROSPECTS A sure bet; House Speaker Gingrich had the idea before Clinton

[PROPOSAL] Expand Medicare Clinton...

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