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Congressman Collin Peterson, pictured in March 2012. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Peterson lashes out against budget legislation deal

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ST. PAUL - Rep. Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed Tuesday because it will grow the federal deficit by $3.9 trillion, and he wasn't shy in explaining himself.


The western Minnesota Democratic congressman told Forum News Service on Wednesday the tax deal was "hijacked" because of fiscal cliff "hysteria." In an interview with Politico, he described the compromise as "crazy."

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