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Entitlement spending

Posted: May 26, 2011 1:11 p.m.
Updated: May 27, 2011 5:00 a.m.

With spending deficits that can’t be sustained without driving this country to financial ruin, lawmakers in Washington have lots of choices before them. So far they seem to be ignoring them. But their job isn’t easy, and this week’s New York House of Representatives race, in which a Democrat captured a seat in a traditionally Republican district, became a referendum on cutting Medicare benefits, and voters said they didn’t like that.


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