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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Can President Obama Deliver on Deficit Reduction Promises?

“President Obama is making final decisions on his budget for next year and is still promising to outline a path to substantially lower federal deficits. But on nearly every front, that goal has gotten harder since his first budget a year ago.

“A deeper recession and slower recovery than the administration initially forecast have increased the tab for economic stimulus measures beyond the original $787 billion package, adding hundreds of billions of dollars for programs like unemployment relief and tax credits for homebuyers.” (New York Times, Wednesday)

It’s hard to keep the economy going with other people’s money.

FEE Timely Classic:
Macroeconomics: Keynes v. Hayek“, a presentation by Roger Garrison