automatic stabilizers

Definition

Federal government expenditures or receipts that automatically increase or decrease without requiring action by Congress or the President. Examples are unemployment compensation and corporate and individual income tax.

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They had what were called automatic stabilizers in place and they were supposed to do something that would help out.

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The automatic stabilizers were set to adapt to changing conditions optimally which was especially beneficial to the individuals on the receiving end.

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There were a series of automatic stabilizers built into the system to insure that the petty politics of the day wouldn't seize the wheels of finance completely.

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