We hear recordings from all over the country—and the world—of politicians arguing over budgets. (2 minutes)
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One of the things we were excited to investigate when we went to Alabama was to answer the question at the heart of the immigration debate: what does it cost taxpayers when we let in millions of immigrants, documented and undocumented? In Albertville, how much was it? We asked economist Kim Rueben and her colleague Erin Huffer to run the numbers.
Ira explains that when Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton all seemed to be against free trade agreements, he got genuinely confused.
The last day of the month continues and the truism is accurate: some people get great deals because it’s the end of the month and they have to hit their goal.
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