Ever since congressional Republicans forced Democrats' hand with their budget stipulations in last year's debt ceiling deal, a flurry of budgets have been put out by different legislators and caucuses. It's sometimes hard to keep track.
A report out last week from the center-left Brookings Institution highlights that, although a little bit of progress has been made on budget deficits in recent years, a massive challenge remains - one that President Obama is intent on ignoring with his "anti-austerity" budget requests.
Apparently Congress failing to make sure military death benefits for families of soldiers killed overseas would be paid out during the government shut wasn't a big enough disgrace for lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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