The Friday Podcast: Our Listeners Vs. The Budget Deficit : Planet Money On today's Planet Money, listeners suggest ways to cut the federal budget -- and experts evaluate their suggestions.
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The Friday Podcast: Our Listeners Vs. The Budget Deficit

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The Friday Podcast: Our Listeners Vs. The Budget Deficit

The Friday Podcast: Our Listeners Vs. The Budget Deficit

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The Friday Podcast: Our Listeners Vs. The Budget Deficit

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On today's Planet Money, listeners suggest ways to cut the federal budget -- and experts evaluate their suggestions.

Among the ideas: Get rid of manned space flight, cut "welfare and warfare," and stop paying Social Security benefits to high earners.

This is the first of several stories we'll be doing in the coming months on government spending, and the way things like earmarks, subsidies and entitlements affect our lives.

We'd like to hear from you. Do you have interesting stories about getting money from the government or doing business with the government? Tell us in the comments section below, or email us at planetmoney@npr.org.

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