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Backdoor spending authority
Balanced budget amendment
Budget resolution, congressional
“Pay as you go” rule
Pork, pork barrel legislation
Power of the purse
‘Too big to fail’
How did the national debt get to be so big?
What's the difference between the debt and the deficit?
Can the government just print more money to get out of debt?
How much U.S. debt is owned by foreign countries?
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Florida Man Wills Millions to Uncle Sam
He left $1 million, along with his valuable historic home, to pay down the national debt.
Debt Supercommittee Calls It Quits
Automatic cuts won't affect Social Security, Medicare benefits
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