They were aided and abetted by the deficit deniers who have an ostrich-like view of America's economic competitiveness.
Apropos inflation, the government could try to inflate its way out of this crisis, covering the deficit by printing money.
Those measures, combined with continued sustained growth and increasing taxes, have helped pare the deficit.
So it brings in a little more revenue, and the CBPP wants that revenue to go straight to deficit reduction.
The $6.4 billion needed to extend unemployment benefits represents about five days of deficit reduction.
The fellows will easily make up the deficit, and give enough over to provide for traveling expenses.
He might perhaps have dispersed the Assembly; he could not disperse debt and deficit.
A paltry £10,000 a year would pay the annual deficit in such a theatre.
The deficit is worth a reference; it is for what they call a cool sum, Frank.
Despite the solicitude of Congress the revenue failed to recover, and in 1837 and several succeeding years showed a deficit.
1782, from French déficit (late 17c.), from Latin deficit "it is wanting," an introductory word in clauses of inventory, third person singular present indicative of deficere "to be deficient" (see deficient).
deficit def·i·cit (děf'ĭ-sĭt)
A lack or deficiency of a substance.
A lack or impairment in mental or physical functioning.
A shortage, especially the amount by which a sum of money falls short of what is required; a debt.