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Bridging gaps a must for any budget bill
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Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee really wants some bigger acorns for next year’s budget proposal and it seems many Americans do, too. Speaking to the press last Wednesday after his bi-partisan budget plan got thumped in the House of Representatives, Cooper said his proposal was “like an acorn that can grow into a mighty oak tree,” but later added, “I wish it was a larger acorn.” The final tally for his House bill was 382 against and 38 for.