The capitalization scheme for the Savings Association Insurance Fund included in last year's failed budget has since had a couple of close calls. It was almost in the continuing resolution that funded the government past the April 24 shutdown date.

Now it's being proposed as the way to pay for the Republican initiative to repeal the gas tax. But that plan's got problems of its own, and it may die too. Next, we'll probably see the SAIF plan stuck into a bill to fund the space station.

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