Deficit Relegated to the Back Burner

Garrett, Major
February 2012
National Journal;2/4/2012, p7
The article reports that the U.S. budget deficits and public debt are no longer popular issues among Republicans in 2012. It is noted that Republican presidential candidates fight over several issues, including the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan and the status of Fannie and Freddie Mac. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels have raised a concern on the will to fight inconclusive battles with President Barack Obama.


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