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Sen. Brown Unveils Plan For Trimming Fed Deficit

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U.S Sen. Scott Brown is calling for several steps to control federal spending, including giving taxpayers an "itemized receipt" of how their tax dollars are being spent.

The Massachusetts Republican said on Tuesday that Washington was on an "out-of-control spending binge," and contended that President Obama's recent budget proposal doesn't do enough to address the deficit or the federal debt.

Brown said he and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida have filed a bill that would require the Internal Revenue Service to detail exactly how taxpayer money is spent and how much debt was being added to what Brown called "the national credit card."

Brown's plan also includes streamlining federal purchasing procedures and giving the president power to make line-item vetoes on the budget.

This program aired on March 1, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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