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Obama pledges $1.1tn deficit cut over 10 years

Published 15/02/2011

Barack Obama has unveiled a $3.73tn spending blueprint which pledges $1.1tn in deficit savings over the next decade through spending cuts and tax rises.

It projects that the deficit for the current year will surge to a high of $1.65tn. That reflects a sizeable tax-cut agreement reached in 21 with Republicans. For 212, the administration sees the imbalance falling to $1.1tn, giving the US four straight years of $1tn-plus deficits.

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