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Earmark

National Debt Glossary: Key terms for understanding America's financial crisis


An allocation of resources to specifically targeted beneficiaries, either through earmarks of discretionary or direct spending, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits.

SOURCE: Congressional Research Service

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