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November 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM

CBO’s Elmendorf lays out paradoxical options at budget conference

WASHINGTON — It’s a picture he’s drawn many time before. But Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf painted it again Wednesday: The federal debt is growing at an unsustainable rate — but the paradoxical best short-term response is to cut taxes or boost spending. That was the thrust of Elmendorf’s message to lawmakers at the…


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