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Amodei: Current federal spending unsustainable

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., told a group of 250 Wednesday that current levels of federal spending are unsustainable but Congress hasn’t had the courage to make the tough decisions that will fix the problem.“When you have to borrow 42 cents of every dollar you spend, that is unsustainable,” he said, adding that while the nation’s population has grown about 12 percent during the past decade, federal spending has nearly doubled.Amodei said nearly two-thirds of the federal budget is in programs such as Social Security, welfare and Medicaid-Medicare, and members of both parties have to recognize that and at least talk …

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