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WHORM - Finance (FI)

(24.54 linear feet; boxes 1-62)

A primary category containing information pertaining to Superintending and Managing the National Finance, including Collections; Disbursements and Accounting; Taxation; Credit and Loans; Federal Budget; Securities; Investments and related finance subjects.

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

FI Finance - General (1.33 ft.; boxes 1-4)

A subject category containing general information on finance including correspondence with constituents concerning the credit crunch, asset erosion, funding "hate" art, and complaints about government regulation. This category also includes budget submissions, military spending audits, budget reports from Office of Management and Budget Director Richard Darman, and potential legislation related to finance.

FI001 Accounting / Audits (.10 ft.; box 4)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence concerning audits of government programs, compliance with Government Accounting Office regulations, reducing the national deficit, and international debt management.

FI001-01 Collections / Receipts / User Fees (.13 ft.; box 4)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence regarding the use of highway trust funds to reduce the deficit and the establishment of user fees on boating, fishing, and camping activities. This category also includes senior advisor veto threats of proposed financial legislation.

FI001-02 Disbursements / Expenditures / Deficit Spending (.53 ft.; boxes 4-5)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence with suggestions on how to reduce the deficit, protests about the excessive cost of government procurement such as the B-2 bomber, and pleas for governmental fiscal responsibility. This category also includes a significant amount of correspondence on the Wallop-Breaux Environmental Trust Fund and its potential use to reduce the deficit.

FI001-03 Irregularities, Financial (.20 ft.; box 6)

A secondary subject category containing reports of violations of the Anti-Deficiency Act prepared by Richard Darman, Director of the office of Management and Budget. Darman's reports cover various cabinet level agencies including Defense, Education, Veterans Affairs, and Transportation. This category also includes potential amendments to the Anti-Deficiency Act.

FI002 Banks / Banking (3.60 ft.; boxes 7-15)

A secondary subject category which contains correspondence between the White House and Congress, special interest groups, concerned citizens, and public officials regarding the Savings & Loan crisis and possible solutions. This category also contains potential legislative actions regarding the banking crisis.

FI003 Bonds / Stocks / Investments (1.20 ft.; boxes 16-18)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence pertaining to the taxation, regulation, and reform of the stock and bond markets. This category also includes information on program trading, the Savings & Loan crisis, and the marketing of municipal bonds.

FI004 Budget, Appropriations (7.60 ft.; boxes 18-37)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence between the White House and Congress, special interest groups, public officials, and constituents regarding what should/should not be included in the budget; deficit reduction; tax reduction/fairness; and funding the National Endowment for the Arts. This category also contains correspondence from President Bush soliciting budgetary advice from his chief financial advisors, principally Richard Darman, C. Boyden Gray, Samuel Skinner, and Nick Calio.

FI004-01 Allocations (.13 ft.; box 37)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence between the White House, Congress, and constituents requesting/defending government programs threatened by budget cuts.

FI004-02 Estimates, Budget (.80 ft.; boxes 38-40)

A secondary subject category containing supplemental budget amendments, additional appropriation requests, transmittal letters requesting funding, discretionary spending reviews, fiscal reviews, Presidential appropriation requests, and budget estimates.

FI005 Credit / Loans (.60 ft.; boxes 40-41)

A secondary subject category containing information on funding for large corporations; small business correspondence; economic development information; and correspondence between constituents, interest groups, and associations concerned with Bush's economic policies. This file also includes information on financing problems for business, housing, and real estate development and presidential statements on credit availability with comments by presidential advisors.

FI005-01 Agricultural Loans (.10 ft.; box 41)

A secondary subject category containing information on agricultural prices and rate structures.

FI005-02 Housing Loans (.10 ft.; boxes 41-42)

A secondary subject category containing information on drafts of housing legislation, the need for an economic recovery package for the housing industry, and letters opposing legislation for the housing industry.

FI005-03 Schools - Student Teacher (.13 ft.; box 42)

A secondary subject category containing information on problems with college loans; tuition tax credits; and legislative amendments of the student loan program.

FI005-04 Small Business Loans (.10 ft.; box 42)

A secondary subject category containing information on problem small business loans and suggested financial solutions for specific problem loans.

FI005-05 Transportation Loans (EMPTY)

FI006 Funds / Accounts (.53 ft.; boxes 42-44)

A secondary subject category containing a substantial amount of information and correspondence regarding the reform of Superfund. This category also contains information on special trust funds set up for the military, transportationm, the environment, and the Resolution Trust Corporation. There is also information on specific vocational, agricultural, and disaster funds requested by Congressmen.

FI007 Interest Rates (.10 ft.; box 44)

A secondary subject category containing information on agricultural interest rates; correspondence from citizens, corporations, and politicians about interest rates; and complaints about credit card interest rates.

FI008 Monetary Systems (.40 ft.; box 44-45)

A secondary subject category containing information on currency reform, money laundering, the Federal Reserve, exchange rates, and paper currency. This category also includes proposed Treasury Department testimony before Congress.

FI009 Public Debt (.40 ft.; box 45-46)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence between the White House and Congress, corporate leaders, and constituents on how to reduce the national debt. This category also includes executive orders regarding the public debt and requests for funding from the House and the Senate.

FI010 Taxation (3.80 ft.; boxes 46-55)

A secondary subject category containing information on personal, corporate, and excise taxes; tax fairness; tax increases; transportation taxes; and tax conventions with other countries. There is also a substantial amount of information on the debate over reducing the capital gains tax.

FI010-01 Excise Tax / Estate Tax / Gift Tax / Excess Profits (1.0 ft.; boxes 56-58)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence on fuel, tobacco, recreational vehicle, and alcohol taxes; taxes on imports; and taxes on state and local bonds. Also of note is the final report on Radio Marti broadcasts into Cuba completed during the Reagan Administration.

FI010-02 Income Tax (1.40 ft.; boxes 58-62)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence on repealing taxes, capital gains tax cuts, retirement plan tax reform, income tax reform/simplification, tuition tax credits, child tax credits, tax shelter scams, and the deductablility of charitable contributions.

FI010-03 Real Estate Tax / Personal Property (.13 ft.; box 62)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence on the capital gains tax cut and how real estate investments will be effected.

FI010-04 Sales Tax (.13 ft.; box 62)

A secondary subject category containing information and correspondence on deficit reduction through the implementation of a national sales tax.

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