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Bush Budget Stresses Defense, Security, Deficits

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Bush Budget Stresses Defense, Security, Deficits

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Bush Budget Stresses Defense, Security, Deficits

Bush Budget Stresses Defense, Security, Deficits

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President Bush sends Congress a 2004 budget totaling $2.23 trillion, with the largest increases going to defense and homeland security. The budget assumes a new round of tax cuts, but doesn't account for a possible Iraq war. The proposal also includes the largest deficit in America's history — more than $300 billion. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.

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