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CBO Report: Long-Term Deficit Picture Gloomy

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The Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that the nation's long term deficit picture is gloomy, despite a slowed rate in the rise of healthcare costs. The biggest factors: Tax cuts locked into place by the fiscal cliff deal and the long-standing problems of an aging population.
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