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Saturday, May 29, 2010

-- Extend emergency unemployment benefits through Nov. 30 -- at a cost of $39.5 billion.

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-- Renew scores of expired tax breaks through Dec. 31 -- $39.5 billion.

-- Postpone a scheduled Medicare pay cut for doctors until 2012 -- $23 billion.

-- Settle discrimination suits against Agriculture Department -- $4.6 billion.

-- Help states with increased welfare caseloads -- $2.5 billion.

-- Fund summer jobs -- $1 billion.

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-- Increase taxes on investment fund managers, oil companies and multinational corporations, raising $58 billion.


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