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Saving Our Future Requires Tough Choices Today

GAO-08-500CG Published: Jan 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2008.
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This is a Comptroller General Presentation delivered to The Heritage Foundation Conservative Members Retreat, in Baltimore, MD, on January 30, 2008. Major topics of this presentation include: federal spending, the growing fiscal burden, state and local governments' increasing fiscal challenges, and a three-pronged approach for the way forward.

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