SURCHARGE Definition

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SURCHARGE is a charge added on top of another charge for a specific service, product or purpose.

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CHIAO (JIAO) is a currency of China.

DISCRETIONARY SPENDING consists of US government expenditures that are set on an annual basis. It is a budget that members of Congress can adjust on a yearly basis. Examples of discretionary spending in the United States:

-defense budget
-Environmental Protection Agency
-Department of Veterans Affairs

When looking to cut costs, lawmakers usually look to trimming discretionary spending. See MANDATORY SPENDING.

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