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Washington Insider--Monday
Tue Sep 3, 2013 06:45 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

White House Standing Firm on Dropping Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

White House officials and a small group of Republican senators have been meeting during the summer recess to develop a budget plan that would be acceptable to all sides. However, top Obama administration officials are said to be insisting that eliminating tax breaks for the rich is essential to any major budget agreement. "On matters related to the budget, the president has always been clear that closing tax loopholes that ...

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