07/23/2013 08:30 am ET Updated Sep 22, 2013

Washington Budget Voodoo Hides True Cost Of Tax Breaks

It's unlikely that anyone would ever describe a 30-year marriage, a 30-year career or a 30-year anything as "temporary."

Unless, that is, you're Congress. Lawmakers routinely enact "temporary" tax breaks that they then renew again and again, in some cases for decades.

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