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story.lead_photo.caption The House bipartisan spending bill passed Wednesday fills out the budget agreement forged by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., shown Dec. 10 when they first announced the agreement. - Photo by AP / J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a $1.1 trillion bipartisan spending bill that would finance the federal government through Sept. 30 and avoid a repeat of October’s partial shutdown.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 01/16/2014

Print Headline: House OKs $1.1 trillion spending bill

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  • Dontcallmenames
    January 16, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.

    We don't have the money for this!

  • GrimReaper
    January 16, 2014 at 1 p.m.

    The process of fiscal madness and monetary ruination continues apace. In an unusual moment of clarity, none other than former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan addressed the essence of it: "Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." That's the wealth (savings) of middle class America, not that of the wealthy elite. John Maynard Keynes also described the methodology of the theft: "By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens." Such is why a simple item that cost $1 fifty years ago can now cost $10 to $12. Your government lies to you every day by understating the real level of dollar debasement, i.e. inflation.