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Budget reflects dire realities, Obama says

President Obama (right) at the White House yesterday. Trailing him, from left, were chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers; Christina Romer, Council of Economic Council chair; budget director Peter Orszag; and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. President Obama (right) at the White House yesterday. Trailing him, from left, were chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers; Christina Romer, Council of Economic Council chair; budget director Peter Orszag; and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. (AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
By Susan Milligan and Alan Wirzbicki
Globe Staff And Globe Correspondent / February 2, 2010

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WASHINGTON - President Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget plan yesterday full of grim statistics and a stark message: The economy is still struggling, the government spent a decade approving tax cuts and spending it couldn’t afford, and now the nation must get to the painful task of paying it back. (Full article: 1259 words)

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