American economic policy is being pulled in two directions. On one hand, there are those who argue that we need to reduce our staggering national deficit now to avoid crisis in the future. On the other hand, many point to our current economic woes, and argue that the deficit should take a backseat to programs that seek to lift us out of our ongoing recession. Our guests today discuss the conundrum, and offer their prescriptions for America’s fiscal health.
Steve Isberg is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Baltimore.
Roger Hickey is the Director of the Campaign for America’s Future. Visit them on the web to read the report from their Citizens’ Commission On Jobs, Deficits And America’s Economic Future.