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Not intentionally, of course, but the do-nothing Congress actually has done quite a lot
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By Pat Cunningham
June 20, 2013 11:16 a.m.



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Molly Ball makes an INTERESTING POINT:

[T]he ironic thing is that, by virtue of its very do-nothingness, the do-nothing Congress got a big thing done. First, in the fiscal-cliff deal struck around the new year, wealthy Americans’ income-tax rates went up, a policy change long sought by the president and his party. Then, in March, the budget ax known as sequestration fell, chopping $1 trillion from federal spending over the next decade—a cherished goal for fiscal conservatives.

More revenue plus less spending equals a lower deficit. A much lower one. Richard Kogan, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget ...

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