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White House To Release 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan, With Cuts To Safety Nets

The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.

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