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Analysis: Congress aims to fix busted budgeting

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WASHINGTON — In President Ronald Reagan's final State of the Union address, he slammed Congress for sending him a 14-pound, 1,053-page single spending bill. He warned lawmakers not to try his patience by doing it again. "And if you do, I will not sign it," Reagan said. Guess what? It worked. In 1988, Congress passed 13 separate spending bills by the rarely met Oct. 1 deadline. Twenty-six years...

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