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...