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Rep. Nolan, CLC Team Up with Local Folks to Tackle U.S. Debt

September 6, 2013
Brainerd Dispatch


With the United States’ national debt inching toward $17 trillion, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., decided to enlist the help of Central Lakes College students, faculty and folks from the lakes area last Wednesday to come up with ideas that might make a dent in that growing national debt number. Concord Coalition regional director Sara Imhof joined Nolan in affording those in attendance an idea of the scope of the federal indebtedness. She noted that long-term and short-term challenges needed to be addressed. She noted that mandatory spending such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, federal employee retirement programs, and food stamps were among the untouchables.