from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The treasury of a kingdom or state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The public treasury of ancient Rome.
- n. Any state treasury or exchequer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A public or state treasury.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A treasury, particularly that of a prince or a state.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies
- n. a state treasury or exchequer or a royal treasury; originally the public treasury of Rome or the emperor's private purse
Should his state alone give up earmarks for the sake of the national fisc, which is something everyone should be concerned about?
The freshman Republican now fears the talks will end with a whimper of small revenue and spending measures that will do little to help the economy or the federal fisc.
Spending is due to double over the next decade, feeding on more and more of the federal fisc and national wealth.
Regarding the burden on the poor, I'd respond that it depends on the overall post-fisc versus pre-fisc level of well-being among the poor.
Slower growth this year is robbing the fisc of tax revenues, yet spending continues to accelerate.
For Germany in particular, the fear is that a shared fisc will amount to industrious countries subsidizing spendthrift ones.
"However, generally speaking, we are always concerned about any threat to the public fisc and will work to hold individuals accountable if wrongdoing is found and able to be proven."
And sure enough, CBO, in its final estimate at passage, said that Class would reduce the deficit by $70 billion through 2019—or more than half the bill's supposed $124 billion 10-year "savings" to the federal fisc.
The ECB's interest rates also appear to have been too low for Ireland's overheating economy, partially fueling the real-estate bubble that took down the country's banks and public fisc.
People need to stay vigilant and be tenacious to protect public lands, and the public fisc.