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Rep. Sam Gibbons, left, D-Fla., confers with Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., before a meeting of House and Senate deficit conferees, Tuesday, June 20, 1984 at Capitol Hill in Washington. The negotiations stalled when House Democrats served notice they will not trim Medicare and other health programs as long as Senate Republicans seek tax breaks for business and the wealthy. (AP Photo/John Duricka)
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Rep. Sam Gibbons, left, D-Fla., confers with Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., before a meeting of House and Senate deficit conferees, Tuesday, June 20, 1984 at Capitol Hill in Washington. The negotiations stalled when House Democrats served notice they will not trim Medicare and other health programs as long as Senate Republicans seek tax breaks for business and the wealthy. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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