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Missing From 2016 Race: More Urgency Over U.S. Budget Gaps

  • Public concern about deficits is well off its 2013 high
  • Without deadlines, Americans get complacent on fiscal future

In almost every stump speech, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich mentions his six years on the House Budget Committee and his work to produce a budget surplus. He brings a national-debt clock to town halls. He talks about his responsible stewardship of Ohio’s finances as governor, too. And that’s the only state he’s won.

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