Accession Number : ADA095614


Title :   Reducing the Federal Budget: Strategies and Examples, Fiscal Years 1982- 1986.


Corporate Author : CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a095614.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 226


Abstract : The major portion of this document consists of brief descriptions of 105 possible actions to affect the federal budget. They are listed in the same order as the budget function categories to which they apply. This list of 105 potential changes is not exhaustive. The savings estimates for direct spending programs are calculated against CBO's preliminary five-year budget projections (the 'CBO baseline') for fiscal years 1982-1986, unless a different source is specifically cited. The CBO baseline is not a forecast of what will happen. Rather, it is intended to answer the question: What might the federal budget look like in each of the next five years if the policies embodied in the budget actions taken by Congress through December 31, 1980, were continued unchanged-- except for adjustments to reflect inflation and demographic changes? Each item also includes estimated savings resulting from the CBO option, using President Carter's fiscal year 1982 budget recommendations as the base for the calculation.


Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , *FEDERAL BUDGETS , POLICIES , EDUCATION , ECONOMICS , STATE GOVERNMENT , SOCIAL SECURITY , GRANTS , REVENUE SHARING , SOCIAL WELFARE , NATIONAL DEFENSE , REDUCTION , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , PUBLIC HEALTH , SAVINGS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE