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Obama says plan for budget is practical

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Saturday that his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his ‘‘ideal plan’’ but offers ‘‘tough reforms’’ for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.

That mix will provide long-term deficit reduction without harming the economy, he said.

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