Stuart E. Eizenstat, the President's choice to be deputy Treasury secretary, testified Tuesday that the administration's enthusiasm for USA retirement savings accounts is skyrocketing along with budget surplus forecasts.

"Personal savings remains extraordinarily low" despite the strong economy, Mr. Eizenstat said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. The USA plan "will create savers out of those who now don't have the wherewithal to save."

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