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Fed budget will hurt Becker kids

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It's a good thing for congressmen that kids can't vote.

Young people can't take revenge at the polls for being targeted to take the brunt of the cuts -- nearly $500,000 in Becker County alone -- expected from the recent "budget reconciliation" bill passed by Congress.

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The budget bill, which passed on Feb. 1, will cut almost $40 billion over five years from funding for mandatory programs.

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