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Joining us from Toledo, Ohio, is Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Democratic Congresswoman representing Ohio’s 9th District, which includes Toledo. She sits on both the House Appropriations Committee and the Budget Committee.

Joining us from Washington, DC, is Rep. Trent Franks, Republican Congressman representing Arizona’s 2nd district, which includes many Phoenix suburbs.

Also from Washington is Isabel Sawhill, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former associate director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1995. She's co-author of "Creating an Opportunity Society" and "Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget."

And from Berkeley, Calif., we're joined by Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton.  His most recent book is “Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life.”

This program aired on February 1, 2010.

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