Do Debt and Deficits Matter? It Depends on Who’s Minding U.S. Fiscal Policy: Podcast
CQ on Congress, Episode 116
By Peter CohnPosted August 17, 2018 at 9:30am
The Congressional Budget Office recently revised its earlier, already dire warning that the national debt will be 150 percent larger than the entire U.S. economy within 30 years — and GOP budget and tax proposals could make a bad situation much worse.
CQ News editors Patrick B. Pexton and Pete Cohn discuss the political landscape of debt and deficits heading into what could be a fateful midterm election.
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