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Synonyms for surplus

Synonyms for surplus

being more than is needed, desired, or appropriate

an amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate

Synonyms for surplus

a quantity much larger than is needed

more than is needed, desired, or required

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That loomed as a possibility not long ago when federal surpluses opened the possibility of using use tax dollars to maintain public lands.
The emergence of large federal surpluses due to surging revenues and declining defense spending now threatens to unravel the earlier consensus favoring limited growth in government outlays.
I believe we need to make hard choices about how to spend any federal surpluses.
He pushed through Congress a massive tax cut that overtly favors the rich and which, along with the recession and the war on terrorism, has turned the federal surpluses he inherited into deficits.
Reich suggested that current federal surpluses might allow a revisiting of some form of universal health care, possibly modeled on the government benefits plan used by Congress.
In an era of unprecedented federal surpluses, the time for renewing the nation's commitment to its water resources is now, states the report.
More recently, projections of surging federal surpluses partly reversed the early 1990s' rate hikes.
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