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For Peterson, fiscal cliff bill puts budget 'further behind'

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ST. PAUL -- Rep. 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.

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"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."

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