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Saving Our Future Requires Tough Choices Today

GAO-08-584CG Published: Mar 06, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 06, 2008.
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This is a Comptroller General Presentation delivered to the Maddy Institute, California State University, in Fresno, CA, on March 6, 2008. Major topics of this presentation include: federal spending for mandatory and discretionary programs, net operating costs, the growing fiscal burden, and state and local governments' fiscal challenges.

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