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Paychecks shrink as fiscal rhetoric expands

January 8, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Year’s Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal budget bill, the public should expect more federal fiscal drama in coming months. Continue Reading

‘Fiscal cliff’: Impacts could be widespread

November 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Americans could see their federal tax bills increase, in some cases dramatically. People who depend on federal programs may not receive services or funds they expect. Rural doctors could see payments drop. With businesses reluctant to spend money in uncertain times, finding jobs may be harder. The stock market could tumble. A recession may begin.
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Farm bill could be part of ‘fiscal cliff’ solution

November 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL A farm bill awaiting congressional action is being viewed more and more as a partial solution to the federal government’s debt and budget crisis.
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