Saturday, November 13, 2010

How About Those Deficits?

The funny thing about the federal budget deficit is that it's never a problem during Republican administrations. Only during Democratic ones.

Jonathan Chait argues:
The deficit may not account for all or even most of the Democrats' political predicament, but it is certainly an element of it.
How big an element?

A CBS News poll about the 112th Congress taken after midterm elections finds that 56% of the respondents want the focus to be on jobs and the economy and only 4% on the federal budget deficit.