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Key votes will come from conservatives who have railed against deficit spending in the past.
But the bet, especially among Establishment-minded Republicans in the House, is that the promise of tax cuts trumps wariness of deficit spending.
The recent problem occurred as the aquarium was emerging from a period of deficit spending.
But President Trump could smile and thank them for doing so, indicating that this will finally force Congress to get serious about deficit spending.
His goal is to transform the Republican Party into a champion of economic nationalism, deficit spending, and working-class populism.
Devaluation, expropriation, deficit spending and a war on private enterprise and the free press brought low the once-proud nation.
Despite enormous deficit spending, American unemployment rates rose sharply in the 1970s.
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Financial Definition of DEFICIT SPENDING
What It Is
How It Works
Fiscal deficits occur when a government's expenditures exceed its revenue. A government usually borrows money (by issuing Treasury securities or similar instruments) to fill the gap or "fund the deficit."
Trade deficits (also called current account deficits) occur when a country imports more than it exports.
Why It Matters
Deficit spending is controversial. The famous economist John Maynard Keynes argued that it stimulated economies by giving governments the money to purchase goods and services and were thus particularly useful for getting countries out of recessions. However, many scholars also argue that governments should not engage in deficit spending regularly because the mountain of debt they create makes for unsustainable economies in the long run.
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