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|Some little-known facts about the federal budget deficit: It grew slower than was expected just a few months ago, stimulus spending accounts for only a small sliver of its total, and the leading health care reform proposal would provide coverage for most uninsured Americans without adding a penny to its total. The U.S. economy has lost 6.7 million jobs in the past 19 months as private spending has collapsed.|
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