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Government's 2013 Resolution: To 'Not Scare the Heck Out of Folks Quite as Much'

Dave Burdick

In the wake of passing the "fiscal cliff" deal, President Obama set this lofty goal for our federal government: "The one thing that I think, hopefully, the new year will focus on," he said, "is seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama, a little less brinkmanship, and not scare the heck out of folks quite as much." Seems like a reasonable goal, doesn't it?

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