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Progressive Caucus Proposes Budget 'Deal for All'

August 1, 2012
Speaking to a near empty room, members of the Congressional Progressive Congress unveiled the broad strokes of its vision for America's budget: protecting social security, medicare and medicaid, raising taxes on the wealthiest, creating middle class jobs and reducing defense spending.

"We're reframing the debate," said Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., emphasizing that the House should have a wider range of choices than Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., budget and the Simpson-Bowles economic suggestions.
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