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Savannah residents learn about balancing the federal budget


Savannah residents learned how difficult it can be to balance the federal budget at an event operated by the non-profit The Concord Coalition and sponsored by Congressman John Barrow.

The interactive event, called Principles and Priorities, showed the difficulties that lawmakers face in balancing the federal budget and getting the Nation's fiscal house in order.

Residents came to Savannah State University to learn about issues such as federal spending, taxes, and social programs. At the end of the event the residents were asked to make recommendation of their own on what should be cut to create a sound budget for the next few years.

"People have different views. There are some ladies and gentleman at that table, they do not share my views, some of them do, and some of them don't, but to see we have common ground is like wow.  We are not that bad in a political dead lock in this country," said Savannah resident J.J. Bellemare.

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