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Saving Our Future Requires Tough Choices Today

GAO-08-583CG Published: Mar 05, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 05, 2008.
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This is a Comptroller General Presentation delivered to the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business, in Berkeley, CA on March 5, 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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