Pretty Soon We'll Be Talking About Real Money


If you believe some of the pundits on those Sunday afternoon news shows, George Bush's pledge to balance the federal budget without raising taxes is doomed to failure. The federal government is already living on starvation rations, and higher taxes are inevitable.

Well, the pundits are wrong. The federal budget is still loaded with fat. Consider the samples below, which total over $2 billion. As they say in Washington, a million here, a million there, pretty soon you're talking real money.