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Elizabeth Warren’s deficit response

The Globe asked both US Senate candidates to answer three detailed questions on how to reduce the deficit. Below is the response from Elizabeth Warren’s campaign.

I believe that our nation’s budget must be aligned with our goals and values as a country. Our nation went from a projected record surplus in 2000 to record deficits in 2010, and the current budgetary situation is largely a function of four factors: the Bush tax cuts, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, and interest payments on the national debt.

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