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surplus

noun balance, bonus, excess, expletive, glut, leavings, margin, nimiety, overabundance, overage, overflow, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, oversupply, redundance, redundancy, remainder, residue, residuum, spare, superabundance, superfluity, superplus, surfeit, surplusage
Associated concepts: accumulated surplus, distribution of surplus, surplus after sale, surplus goods, surplus income, surplus of proceeds, transfer to surplus
See also: balance, bonus, boom, excess, excessive, expendable, needless, net, overage, plethora, profuse, prosperity, redundancy, redundant, remainder, residual, residuary, superfluous, surfeit, unnecessary

SURPLUS. That which is left from a fund which has been appropriated for a particular purpose; the remainder of a thing; the overplus the residue. (q.v.) See 18 Ves. 466.
     2. The following is an example of a surplus; if a thing be put in pledge as a security to pay one hundred dollars, and it be afterwards sold for one hundred and fifty dollars, the fifty dollars will be the surplus. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 697. See Overplus; Residue.

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It is these observations that appear to be causing economists to raise their forecasts of the economy's long-term growth rates and budget surpluses.
Indeed, in anticipation of future surpluses, the rate of growth of federal discretionary spending has, over the past two budget cycles, accelerated above the so-called budget caps members of both parties agreed to in their so-called balanced budget agreement.
Those deficits were a cash-flow crisis, he said, and the surpluses are a cash-flow windfall.
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It is these observations that appear to be causing economists, including those who contributed to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the CBO budget projections, to raise their forecasts of the economy's long-term growth rates and budget surpluses.
Nonetheless, pressures will mount, and I believe that the growth potential of our economy is best served by maintaining the unified budget surpluses presently in train and thereby reducing Treasury debt held by the public.
It is Davis, the Democrat, who is urging caution on spending proposals, saying that revenue surpluses are not easily predicted.
In particular, the large budget surpluses that are projected over the next fifteen years or so, if they are permitted to materialize, will significantly improve our fiscal and economic position as the baby boom starts to retire.
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The deficit dropped to its lowest level in more than two decades in fiscal 1997, and yesterday the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections that show the budget remaining essentially in balance over the next few years, moving to annual surpluses equal to 1 percent of gross domestic product by the middle of the next decade.
Interim Chief Administrative Officer Bert Bigler said he doesn't yet know how the budget surpluses will be restricted, but that they might be spent only for emergencies.