Fiore Cartoon: Fighting the Deficit

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Obama’s priority to close the deficit has forced some difficult decisions about what’s worth the cost, and what isn’t.

Worth the cost: Defense, tax cuts for the rich.

Not worth the cost: Jobs for the working class, education.

Watch satirist Mark Fiore take on the skewed logic below:

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