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CUT IT OUT: Where Should the Nation Spend and Save?

As the economy slowly recovers from a crippling recession and politicians sound alarms about mounting deficits, the U.S. government is struggling with tough choices about which programs to trim and which to invest in. 

An annual Harris Interactive poll set out to explore public opinion on the federal budget by asking people whether they would favor or oppose cutting spending in particular areas. The results reveal what really matters to the American people—and their pocketbooks.

Courtesy: GOOD

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The Pentagon unveiled a 2013 budget plan that would cut $487 billion in spending over the next decade by eliminating nearly 100,000 ground troops, mothballing ships and trimming air squadrons in a bid to create a smaller, agile force with a new strategic focus.

Read more: Pentagon cuts reshape military, trim costs

(Source: reuters, via sunfoundation)

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