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How The Budget Mess in Congress Hurts All of Us: Alison Acosta Winters & Emily Holubowich

Posted on AllSides January 21st, 2022

This year the federal government is expected to collect more than $3.5 trillion in taxes— a vast amount of money by any measure. One of the key functions of Congress is to pass a budget. But often that seems close to impossible.

Lack of agreement over federal spending regularly threatens to bring about government shutdowns that have a negative impact on millions of Americans. Yet few of us can even begin to understand the byzantine budget process.

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