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Debt solution must be fair and balanced

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Social Security checks to nearly 80,000 Alaskans could be delayed. Medicare benefits to 65,000 Alaskans may be affected. More than 25,000 active duty Alaskan military personnel might have trouble getting paid on time.

These are the tip of the iceberg of potential problems for Alaskans if Congress fails to approve a new debt limit, and the federal government defaults on its financial obligations.

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