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Who's Really Paying for the Budget Deal, in 1 Chart

The cost of sequestration relief had to be made up somewhere.

photo of Matt  Berman
December 11, 2013

The newly unveiled bipartisan budget deal provides $63 billion in relief from sequestration over two years. That's a decent chunk of money, and it has to come from somewhere.

If the deal actually makes it through Congress, here's a look at how that cost will be made up, care of National Journal's Presentation Center.

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In announcing the deal Tuesday night, Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray were careful to say that they wouldn't be raising any new tax revenue in the deal. Doing so would've been a political deal-breaker. So they had to get creative.

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