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November 4, 2010

The Federal Deficit: The Facts

 

An Issue Brief identifying the facts behind the federal deficit. Both spending and revenues have contributed to the deficit. Growth in federal spending is projected to slow, and the economy is expected to outgrow the current deficit. The brief identifies healthcare costs rather than spending as the primary source of the long-term deficit problem. Closing the jobs deficit will help close the short-term federal deficit. Read

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