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Column: Addressing the federal budget deficit

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WASHINGTON -- Our nation is facing a very real problem with our budget deficit, and there's no question that we need to solve it. I don't think you'd find anyone from either political party who'd disagree.


The question, of course -- and what Congress and the President have been negotiating for the past several months -- is how we're going to address it.

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