Reducing the Deficit

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The President’s bipartisan deficit commission released its recommendations last week.  Reactions in Congress were mixed.  So what happens next?  Today we’ll take a look at the commission’s recommendations and compare them to some of the other proposals to reduce the deficit.  Marty talks with guests ALAN AUERBACH, a professor of economics and law at University of California Berkeley, and DAVID LEONHARDT, New York Times economics columnist, about the deficit – where it came from and what we should do about it.

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