February 16, 2011 Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator, said the real fiscal threats are entitlements and defense spending, which should be cut, not programs for low-income Americans. He singled out a Defense Department health insurance program that costs taxpayers $53 billion annually.
January 26, 2011 In the past year, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's forecast of the 2011 deficit has grown by about $500 billion.
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