If the federal government is to slash its bloated budget, which has grown by more than $700 billion over just the last three years, lawmakers will have to make tough choices about programs big and small -- from symbolic cuts like lawmakers' salaries, which don't amount to much of the budget, to more substantive cuts to the Defense Department and entitlement programs like Social Security, which together account for much of the government's annual spending. So where should the new Congress start? You decide.

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