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GOP math doesn't add up

How could Republicans extend all the Bush-era tax cuts and protect the various programs they  support and still balance the budget, as their Pledge to America promises? Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center crunched the numbers and determined that they would have to abolish the rest of government. He wrote: "No more national parks, no more Small Business Administration loans, no more export subsidies, no more N.I.H. (National Institutes of Health). No more Medicaid. . . . No more child health or child nutrition programs. No more highway construction. No more homeland security. Oh, and no more Congress. No more nothin'."

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