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The lowdown on the shutdown

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A look at various federal budget proposals

Here’s a comparison of various federal budget proposals circulating in Washington these days. For fiscal 2014, which begins on Oct. 1 of this year, the law in place (with another sequester) requires an across-the-board cut of $109 billion, with half … Continue reading

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Congress doesn’t talk to people but to “constituencies”

I heard an interesting comment this morning in a discussion about the debt ceiling debate. “Congressmen don’t talk to the ‘people’ anymore,” this person said. “They talk with their constituencies, and that’s a far different thing.” Here’s what she meant: … Continue reading

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