Implications of current federal fiscal policy on state and local infrastructure financing hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, first session, September 17, 1987. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

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local unemployment funds.7 Coupled together, these factors force local governments to increase taxes, decrease expenditures, or both increase taxes and decrease spending.

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It evaluates some ways of coping at the state level, and suggests some approaches to recasting Federal policy. This book’s contributions are of two types. The first speaks to background topics in state fiscal policy. The fiscal policy of a government has a direct influence on that country's economy.

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This works. Financing deficits or disposing of surpluses: The method used influences fiscal policy effect. Financing deficits can be done in two ways.

Borrowing: The government competes with private borrowers for funds and could drive up interest rates; the government may "crowd out" private borrowing, and this offsets the government expansion. The Fiscal Gap and the Cost of Delaying Fiscal Policy Reform.

The year fiscal gap is a measure of how much primary deficits must be reduced over the next 75 years in order to make fiscal policy sustainable.

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