August 20, 2011 2:49 AM

Commentary: Congress must balance the budget and burden

Something has gone terribly wrong in Washington, DC. Over the last two decades, both Republicans and Democrats have put our country in a financial dilemma largely caused by one simple fact: The government borrows nearly 45 cents for every dollar it spends. The debt-ceiling fiasco almost brought the nation to the edge of a fiscal precipice.

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