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Government can’t spend beyond means to boost economic growth

To cut or spend, part 2

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With Tax Day upon us, American families and employers are keenly aware of the deep cut the government is taking out of their household incomes and hard-earned profits — especially during the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression. A heavy tax burden means consumers have less of their income to spend in the economy and businesses have less for hiring, expansion and investment. So when taxes go up, the rate of economic growth goes ...

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