The Congressional Budget Office announced last week the projected government surplus will grow to over $3 trillion in the next decade. Both Republicans and Democrats use the CBO estimates to bolster their calls for more spending or larger tax cuts. But at a time when the economy is stalled, what makes economists so certain about the country's financial future? Lisa talks to former Congressional Budget Office director Robert Reischaeur about how the CBO determines whether the federal government will be in the black or in the red a decade from now.
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