Republicans Shrug Off Deficit Woes in Half-Trillion-Dollar Binge

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attend the bipartisan signing of the Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act 2015, H.R. 2, press event at the Capitol on April 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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Republicans in the U.S. Congress who came to power pledging tight-fisted budgeting are going on a tax-cut and spending binge that would boost federal deficits by a half-trillion dollars.

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