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Budget deal hinges on fee increases that some say are tax hikes in disguise

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A proposal to raise various government fees to offset sequester-driven budget cuts is at the heart of a pending Congressional budget deal, though some are warning lawmakers that higher fees is another way of saying tax increase. It's highly unlikely that the new revenue raised under the deal will be described as a tax increase by the top two officials at the bargaining table, Sen. Patty Murray,...

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