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It's the social spending, stupid

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With deficits at near-record levels, both political parties are under significant pressure to cut spending. Given that some Tea Party Republicans are joining Democrats in the cry to focus on defense spending, it seems as though entitlements will be ignored and defense will bear the brunt of the cuts. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., a member of the "supercommittee" created in the debt ceiling deal,...

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