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Editorial: Budget plan makes sense, will not pass

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The U.S. House Wednesday approved legislation targeted to making it harder for Congress to approve tax cuts or new spending programs without figuring out how to pay for it.

The strategy is called "pay-as-you-go" budget legislation.

It is a legislative proposal that is a long time coming and is an excellent idea.

The proposed "pay-as-you-go" legislation passed the Democratic-controlled House 265-166, but faces tough sledding in the U.S. Senate.

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