Essay Archive - U.S. Budget Deficit - Good or Bad?
U.S. Budget Deficit - Good or Bad?
"Spending financed not by current tax receipts, but by
borrowing or drawing upon past tax reserves." , Is it a good idea?
Why does the U.S. run a deficit? Since 1980 the deficit has grown
enormously. Some say its a bad thing, and predict impending
doom, others say it is a safe and stable necessity to maintain
a healthy economy. When the U.S. government came into existence
and for about a 150 years thereafter the government managed to keep
a balanced budget. The only times a budget deficit existed during
these first 150 ye....