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THE BUDGET DOCUMENTS Budget of the United States Government, 1988 con- light specified program areas or provide other signifitains the Budget Message of the President and presents cant presentations of budget data. This document inan overview of the President's budget proposals. It in- cludes information about alternative views of the cludes summary information on goals of the 1988 budget; i.e., current services and national income acBudget, economic assumptions, receipts and outlays, de counts; economic and financial analyses of the budget fense and international programs, social security bene covering Government finances and operations as a fits, other programmatic changes, financing changes, whole; and Government-wide program and financial inreductions and terminations, a listing of the
budget by formation for Federal research and development proagency and account, and various summary data tables. Budget of the United States Government, 1988-Sup. included in this volume.
grams. Data on Federal civilian employment are also plement repeats the Budget Message of the President and the summary information. In addition it includes
Historical Tables, Budget of the United States Governsections on the Federal program by function, perspec
ment, 1988 provides data on budget receipts, outlays, tives on the budget, the budget system and concepts, surpluses or deficits, and Federal debt covering exreform of the Federal credit system, and summary
tended time periods—in many cases from 1940-1992. tables (both the tables included in the Budget and addi- These are much longer time periods than those covered tional tables).
by similar tables in other budget documents. The data United States Budget in Brief, 1988 is designed for in this volume and all other historical data in the use by the general public. It provides a more concise, budget documents are consistent with the concepts and less technical overview of the 1988 budget than the presentation used in the 1988 Budget, so the data series above volumes, including summary and historical tables are comparable over time. on the Federal budget and debt, together with graphic Management of the United States Government, 1988 displays.
includes the President's Management Message and proBudget of the United States Government, 1988–Ap- vides the goals and strategies of the President's Manpendix contains detailed information on the various ap agement Improvement Program. It reports on the nine propriations and funds that constitute the budget. The point credit management program, the program to imAppendix contains more detailed information than any of the other budget documents. It includes for each cies, the President's Productivity Program, the
prove financial management in executive branch agenagency: the proposed text of appropriation language, ties of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficienbudget schedules for each account, new legislative proposals, explanations of the work to be performed and
cy, and the President's Council on Management Imthe funds needed, and proposed general provisions approvement. This document also describes the status of plicable to the appropriations of entire agencies or
Grace Commission recommendations, the status of debt groups of agencies. Supplementals and rescission pro
collection and prompt payment efforts, and a report on posals for the current year are presented separately. the motor vehicle cost reductions required by the ConInformation is also provided on certain activities whose solidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) outlays are not part of the budget totals.
of 1985. Special Analyses, Budget of the United States Govern- Instructions for purchasing copies of any of these ment, 1988 contains analyses that are designed to high- documents are on the last two pages of this volume.
1. All years referred to are fiscal years, unless otherwise noted.
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