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It's All About The Money, Honey

In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin says Americans don't know how to talk about money, even though we talk about money all the time. She also says the current debate about deficit and debt has undertones of wealth and class.
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President Obama's Blueprint For Slashing Deficit

On Monday, the president released a plan on how to pay for his $447 billion jobs bill and reduce the nation's deficit. The plan aims to slash $3 trillion from the debt over the next decade, which involves Medicare and Social Security cuts and tax increases for the wealthy. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving about the plan.
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Details Of Obama's Debt Plan

President Obama recently announced his plan to bring down the federal deficit. For the details, David Greene talks with NPR's Mara Liasson.
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Five Things To Know About Obama's Deficit Plan

The president will say his plan would pare $4 trillion more from federal deficits over the next decade. He's adding more than $3 trillion to the amount that lawmakers have already agreed to.
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Obama To Propose Revenue Increases To Fight Deficit

President Obama releases his plan to bring down the federal deficit on Monday. He will outline his plan to a congressional panel tasked with cutting more than $1 trillion in red ink.The proposal is expected to include new taxes, Medicare reductions and savings from troop withdrawals.
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Greece Scrambles To Show It Can Cut Budget Deficit

Eurozone finance ministers warn that Greece might not get a vital installment of a $150 billion bailout if they feel it isn't doing enough to reduce the size of its debt. Greek officials are racing to find more cuts, even as fear grows among the people that existing austerity measures have done little good.
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Europe's Dilemma: More Integration Or Less?

The creators of the eurozone stopped halfway: The participating countries would use a common currency, but they wouldn't have common tax and spending policies. In other words, it was a monetary union but not a fiscal one. The debt crisis has now shown governments it's hard to have it both ways.
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New Site Tracks U.S. Aid Money

The United States gives more money in foreign aid than any other country in the world. A recently launched web database allows people to see where those dollars are being spent.

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