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    Obama signs order for budget cuts

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    It's the biggest economy in the world, but the US politicians running the country just can't get their act together. Barack Obama, the US president, and the Congress have failed to agree on how to control the budget. The move will lead to $85bn worth of automatic spending cuts, which is going to cost the American public and could even affect other economies around the world. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington.