Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fiscal Moderation For a Queasy Economy.(Editorial Page)


President-elect George W. Bush was embroiled in a Washington policy fight before he got out the door of the Texas governor's mansion.

Democrats and some Republicans are taking aim at a prominent plank in Bush's campaign platform, a tax-cut package that would leave $1.3 trillion in the pockets of taxpayers over 10 years. Outgoing administration officials say the incoming Republican is trying to build public support for the package by bad-mouthing the economy they like to take credit for.

"The next president and his team should not be talking down our economy and potentially hurting confidence just to gain short-term political positioning," said Gene Sperling, President Clinton's chief economic adviser. …

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