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Obama Wants End to 'Mindless Austerity' in 2016 Spending Plan

The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama is looking to end "the era of manufactured crises and mindless austerity" as he gets set to unveil his 2016 government spending plan. A White House statement said Obama, a Democrat, would call for eliminating automatic spending cuts that he agreed to with opposition Republican lawmakers during a 2011 budget crisis as the U.S. struggled to recover from the world economic downturn. Obama's 2016 budget proposal, set...

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