Senate Democrats Tap Social Security in Budget Plan
Washington Post (03/21/02) p.A8; Kessler, Glenn; Aileron, Juliet

Few Senate Republicans are expected to support Democrats' recently unveiled budget plan, which taps Social Security every year over the next decade. The competing $2.1 trillion GOP budget plan does little to bring the budget back into balance, however, as well as fails to allocate money to curb the coming rise in prescription drug prices. The Democrats' budget blueprint, described by Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) as "last year, next year, but not this year," would devote more money to education and social programs in the short term.

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