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BACK IN THEIR DISTRICS, REPUBLICAN FRESHMEN FIND NERVOUSNESS ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF BUDGET CUTS

When Mark Neumann was a math teacher, he'd lecture on the arithmetic of the federal deficit to his high school class in Janesville, Wisconsin. Hauling out charts and graphs, he'd explain the atrociousness of the situation, how the budget crisis had to be solved, and why America had to live within its means. Last week Neumann was again hauling out the math and the charts and the graphics, but this time as a freshman Congressman and real-life budget cutter returning home from a historic budget-busting session of the House of Representatives. How would this play in the First District of Wisconsin?...

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