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Congress' budget deal inspires more debt-ceiling demagoguery

Congress' budget deal inspires more debt-ceiling demagoguery

How long do you have to be in Congress before you understand how the federal budget works?

Longer, evidently, than five-term Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who leads the loose confederation of dissidents known as the Freedom Caucus. In a prepared statement, Jordan blasted the proposed budget deal that the White House negotiated with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress because, among other things, it waived the federal debt limit until March 2017.

"Another last-minute, back-room spending deal by the White House and Congressional leaders that busts the budget caps and allows...

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