Office of Management and Budget
Special interest groups
The president can impose a budget to keep the government running.
The Courts can step in and create a temporary budget.
The congress must pass a continuing resolution.
Government offices are automatically shut down.
The contigency budget goes into effect.
Money market funds.
The United States Treasury.
Congress passed the line item veto.
Congress passed the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act.
The Supreme court ruled the practice unconstituional.
A balanced budget amendment was passed.
The Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Emergency Deficit Control Act.
A significant increase in the number of tax deductions allowed.
A decrease in the number of tax brackets.
A decrease in the deficit.
A larger tax cut for the lower class than the upper class.
An increase in the capital gains tax.
The defense budget
Social Security and payroll taxes
Money collected from tariffs
The attempt to pass a balanced budget constitutional amendment.
A change in the welfare system forcing people to work.
The proposal to institute means testing in order to get Social Security.
The proposal to institute means testing for Medicare.
The creation of the National Service Program.
Investments in Social Security would increase.
The stock market's volatility increases the investment return.
There is a shrinking number of baby boomers in need of Social Security
The government has a surplus in the Social Security trust fund that will last through the twenty-first century.
Senior citizens favor this reform.
President Bush's no new tax pledge.
President Bush's handling of the Gulf War.
President Bush's success in vetoing Democratic spending proposals.
President Bush's proclamation that the cold war was over.
President Bush's agreement with Russia to destroy nuclear arsenals.