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Dueling budget plans debut in Congress
Reuters, by Richard Cowan & David Lawder

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/12/2013 11:59:47 PM

Washington - President Barack Obama´s charm offensive to end Washington´s budget wars hit a bump on Tuesday when Republicans and Democrats in Congress offered up vastly different plans to slash long-term deficits. (Snip) The Republican proposal, sponsored by House Budget Committee Chairman and former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, promises to balance the budget without raising taxes in ten years. It would eliminate President Obama´s health care overhaul and make large cuts in spending, particularly to so-called safety-net programs such as Medicare and

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Let US see. The dRATS want to "shrink" the deficits by $1.85T over ten years, not saying how NOR promising to "balance the budget." How much hurt must we experience as a nation until we throw the child out with his bathwater and let the adults take charge?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/13/2013 9:57:11 AM     (No. 9222503)

Demonrats want their usual plan, tax and spend. Republicans want to balance the budget in order to save the fiscal health of the country for future generations. Easy choice for sane, informed Americans.

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