The deficit scolds don't really care about the deficit, and if it disappears they won't declare victory. It'll in fact be a crisis. For some, it'll be a crisis because they're employed the fairly lucrative (status and money) deficit scold grifter industry. For others, it'll be a crisis because Teh Deficit is their justification for their real policy desires which are cutting taxes on rich people and kicking the olds and poors.
This is their moment!!