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Saturday, 20 December 2014

First debate hints at U.S. election numerology

Political numerology

Five big figures came up repeatedly: $5 trln of tax cuts, $4 trln in deficit reduction, $716 bln of retiree health benefits, $90 bln for green energy and 700,000 jobs. How voters score them could affect the electoral math. Romney’s sums seem in slightly better order than Obama’s.



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