Republicans control both houses of Congress as well as the presidency. Control means accountability, and large federal budget deficits do not harmonize with the Republican self-image of fiscal prudence. Thus, one of the top agenda items this spring and summer will be how to reduce the federal budget deficit.
Babcock, Bruce A.
"Guns and Butter, Crop Insurance Reform, and the Farmer Safety Net,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 11
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