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Spending problem is ignored

March 16, 2011
By Rep. Dan Benishek M.D.

WASHINGTON - As the debate in Congress about federal spending heats up, all sides can clearly see that our nation is facing a crisis. In short, our country's federal government has an addiction to spending. Poor spending habits - encouraged by both Democrats and Republicans - have been a hallmark of Congress for decades. The end result is a job killing $14 trillion national debt. While I've only been in Washington for a short time and do not profess to be an expert on the ways of Washington, I do know that if the government has to borrow 40 cents of every dollar it spends it is in serious need of some significant reforms.



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