Among independents, according to Pew, “strengthening the economy” outpolls “reducing the budget deficit” by 22 points.
Governor Brown is being credited with reducing the California budget deficit.
Those who complain most about the VAT generally oppose all tax increases no matter how large the budget deficit is.
To an economist, the current fight over how much to cut the 2013 budget deficit is at best phony and at worst dangerous.
On Face the Nation, Cantor reiterated his stance that emergency funding should be offset by cuts to the budget deficit.
Thus, the budget will be either cruelly cut or the budget deficit will increase.
Unfortunately, it will increase the size of the budget deficit.
Next year the budget deficit will be only slightly less than this year.
If the Congress enacts the tax increase, we will reduce the budget deficit by some $12 billion.
Last year, we began to put our house in order by tackling the budget deficit that was driving us toward bankruptcy.