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October 29, 2013 12:00 AM

Albert R. Hunt: Flawed assumptions plague new deficit panel

The U.S. budget deficit is worse than ever. Taxes already have been raised, so efforts to narrow the shortfall should focus only on spending. The only fair deal is a straight trade: relief from the cuts under sequestration in return for reductions to entitlements. Yet there’s no incentive for Democrats to go along.

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