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Administration Urges Europeans To Ease Austerity Measures

NPR | April 9, 2013 6:14 a.m.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is on his first trip to Europe, pushing for leaders to ease austerity measures that have been enacted during the financial crisis. His trip comes as President Obama prepares to send his budget plan to Congress — it’s said to include cuts to Social Security and Medicare. David Greene talks to Secretary Lew, who is in Berlin to meet with Germany’s finance minister.

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