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July 19th, 2011
12:29 AM ET

Video: Prioritizing federal spending

Editor's note: CNN's John King takes a close look at two scenarios for prioritizing federal dollars if the debt ceiling isn't raised.

Related: McConnell, Reid tweaking debt limit fallback plan to boost its chances

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  1. Terry

    80 billion in other! I wish I had a category called "other" in my household budget that I knew would not be the first item to be cut! It looks like "other" and "Medicare are the big ticket items that need to seriously changed. I certainly can see items that need to be revised just looking at that list. Don't raise the debt ceiling and get to work congress!

    July 19, 2011 at 2:57 am |
  2. Jan Reece

    Congress needs 2 be 1st on list of cuts-Don't Penalize those of us that are disabled, on soc security, & in need. We have suffered enough. Stop giving $$ to so many other countries & take care of those at home before u continue financing wars in other countries with the money we paid into our whole life. Pres. Obama & the gov need to be the 1st to give up their monthly paychecks & when they don't pay the military then Congress & Obama can offer up their kids for sacrifice & to wk for free! Completely Ridiculous & Truly ABUSIVE.

    July 19, 2011 at 2:55 am |
  3. GregH

    John King certainly seems to be a Republican in spirit. Why does he give so much air time to tea partiers? These are people on the fringe who really don't get it. They are willing to bet our country's credit rating by opposing efforts to raise the debt limit–when it's their own Republican policies that got us into this mess. Unfortunately, we must raise the debt limit AND increase revenue to pay for the reckless sins of the past. For them to call the President a liar is ridiculous. John King should give more time to the Paul Krugman's of the world. Yes you heard me right. Krugman gets it far more than the tea partiers. Put Krugman on. Stop giving air time to the crazy tea partiers.

    July 19, 2011 at 2:28 am |