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In 2013, federal spending approached $3.5 trillion and the deficit dropped to “only” $642 billion. Read More.
Federal spending is out-of-control and is projected to grow even faster in the future, burdening Americans and saddling future generations with a massive, unaffordable debt. Congress should cut current spending and rein in future spending through entitlement reforms, without raising taxes, and while assuring full funding for America’s defense.
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