For Peterson, fiscal cliff bill puts budget 'further behind'
Published 01/04/2013, Alexandria Echo Press
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed on New Year’s night because it will grow the federal deficit by $3.9 trillion. “They spent more than they raised,” the western Minnesota Democratic congressman said about those who voted for the measure in the name of deficit control. “So we are further behind.”Word count: 661
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