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Hey, Washington: It's time to be honest about America's spending-entitlement tradeoffs

No one likes paying taxes. Everyone likes receiving benefits. And our politicians have become thunderously dishonest in trying to convince Americans they can have it both ways.For decades, the general trend has been for Democrats to try to preserve the federal government's existing spending commitments, especially on entitlement programs, while the Republicans try to keep the tax burden from rising ...

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OCT 17, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Florida's jobless rate dipping slightly

(AP) — Florida's new unemployment rate is slightly lower than it was last month, although the rate remains higher than the national average. Scott has maintained that his push for tax cuts and cuts in government spending have helped the economy.

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OCT 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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McAuliffe announces layoffs, cuts, costlier booze

(AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday announced the layoff of 565 state workers, other targeted cuts and a liquor price-hike as he aims to close a shortfall in the state's two-year budget. Coupled with previously announced cuts, the move gets the state closer to the $346 million needed in the first-year of the biennial spending plan after tapping ...

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OCT 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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France risks humiliating 'fail' in EU budget test

France finds itself in the uncomfortable position of a student at the end of exams as it hands in its 2015 budget plans to European Union authorities for review. Wednesday's deadline for the bloc's 28 states to submit their budgets opens up a two-week window during which France and a few other countries who know they've missed key deficit targets ...

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OCT 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Democrats say GOP budget cuts hurt Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say Republican-driven spending cuts have hurt the nation's ability to fight Ebola. After watching Republicans accuse President Barack Obama of doing too little to combat the deadly disease, his party pushed back Monday, saying the GOP's steady push for less government spending is hampering public health agencies at a crucial time.

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