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Manchin’s misleading figures

September 16, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Sixteen trillion dollars is owed by America. To the uninitiated it sounds like Joe Manchin editorial suggests the Simpson-Bowles Commission's recommendation would correct most of our spending problems. But the trick used by politicians is to use deficit reduction figures based on cuts over 10 years instead of a single year. Those suggestions can be set aside by any future Congress. Each Congress must be held to account.

 
 
 

 

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