Example sentences for: across-the-board

How can you use “across-the-board” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Two un-telegenic GOP leaders, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Whip Tom Delay, make the talk-show rounds to support their party's budget strategy--a 1.4 percent across-the-board spending cut to avoid using the Social Security surplus to balance the budget.

  • The New York Times leads with an agreement between the White House and Congress on a .38-percent across-the-board spending cut, a story fronted by the Washington Post and reefered by the Los Angeles Times and USA Today . The Wall Street Journal tops its "Worldwide" box with the arrests of hundreds of alleged debtors in Pakistan by the new military junta, a story fronted by no other paper.

  • The measure is artfully constructed to hide its full cost; big-ticket items, such as repeal of the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax and across-the-board rate cuts, aren't fully phased in until 2009.

  • Clinton compromised with the GOP because it was unclear whether congressional Democrats could have sustained a veto and because the president wants to focus on other budget issues, like the Republicans' push for a 1.4 percent across-the-board spending cut.

  • Many pundits--such as Tucker Carlson ( Late Edition ), Bob Novak (CNN's Capital Gang ), and Mark Shields ( Capital Gang )--think that the GOP caved to the Democrats on important budget issues, like tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts.

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