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Common threads in bipartisan plans to reduce the deficit

As Washington debates where and to what extent to trim the federal budget, some common have emerged in these three bipartisan debt-reduction proposals, signifying that there is consensus forming around the need for sacrifices in areas like defense, Social Security, Medicare and taxes. More partisan efforts approach the problem differently.

Common threads in bipartisan plans to reduce the deficit

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To solve the deficit, the numbers add up - but not the votes
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End the deficit? The numbers add up, but not the votes.
Article | The sudden proliferation of deficit-reduction plans is a reminder that the deficit is, at its heart, a math problem. To get the budget into "primary balance" in 2015 - that's wonk-speak for a balanced budget before interest payments, and it's the target everyone is trying to hit - we need $225 bi...
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Deficit panel's Schakowsky wants defense cuts, higher corporate taxes
Article | One of the most liberal members of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission unveiled her own plan Tuesday to balance the budget: Keep Social Security benefits intact, make deep reductions at the Pentagon and raise corporate taxes to target profits and excessive pay for chief executives.

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