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What will ultimately be the outcome of the supercommittee’s failure to agree on a deficit-reduction plan?

The automatic budget cuts will begin achieving their desired effect starting in 2013, and everything will be fine.
3% (26 votes)
The U.S. economy will recover enough to begin reversing the deficit.
4% (37 votes)
Congress will regroup and craft a new cost-reduction plan before the automatic cuts kick in.
29% (237 votes)
Our taxes will increase.
35% (287 votes)
We will officially cede to China our status as the world’s leading superpower.
29% (242 votes)
Total votes: 829


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