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1. "Marla dug her fingernails into the palms of her hands as she watched the Coyotes struggle, without success, to make up the twelve-point deficit. It was hot in the arena, and the players were perspiring heavily. Neal was substituting often in order to give them water, but the heat was wearing them down, and the Cougars managed to outscore the Coyotes seventeen to two at the opening of the second half."
Author: Barbara Casey
2. "I voted for the Deficit Reduction Package with significant heartburn over the student aid provisions."
Author: Bob Inglis
3. "The President forgot to mention the Moon, Mars, and the federal deficit - all of which are sky-high."
Author: Brad Sherman
4. "Governing isn't as easy as you think. Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory - to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined."
Author: Brian Baird
5. "You care about the deficit because it allows you to do things you need to do to help people who are suffering."
Author: Christina Romer
6. "Honest talk about the deficit is risky. Voters are more enthusiastic about the abstract notion of deficit reduction than about the painful details of accomplishing it."
Author: Christina Romer
7. "I think where I differ a little bit, we absolutely have to think about the deficit looking down the road. And certainly that's something the president has said that we need to, as the economy recovers, have a plan in place for getting it down."
Author: Christina Romer
8. "I don't know how anyone can keep a straight face and say they are for deficit reduction while they insist on a permanent tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, completely unpaid for."
Author: Claire McCaskill
9. "I believe that we should allow younger workers to contribute toward a personal account that they own, as long as it is coupled with deficit reduction measures that enhance the long-term condition of Social Security."
Author: Cliff Stearns
10. "I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road."
Author: Craig Armstrong
11. "These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only erase physical or mental deficits but leave patients better off than "able-bodied" folks. The person who has a disability today may have a superability tomorrow."
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
12. "Whenever the debate moves on to hard numbers - our deficit with Europe, our surplus with the rest of the world, our Brussels budget contributions, the tiny part of our economy dependent on sales to the EU, the vast part subjected to EU regulation - Euro-enthusiasts quickly shift their ground and start harrumphing about influence."
Author: Daniel Hannan
13. "Deficits. Most people of knowledge say it's the biggest single problem facing the economic free world."
Author: David Hartman
14. "I am a deficit hawk."
Author: Dick Cheney
15. "Understanding that yes, we are committing more resources than we thought we might be in protecting our homeland and prosecuting a war and so it's understandable that we would be going through a period of deficits."
Author: Donald Evans
16. "I have three adult children, and I have four grandchildren. I want to stop the deficits. I want to make sure that we're not passing on to my children and my grandchildren deficits and that we cannot repay and that they will have to repay and maybe they won't be able to repay them."
Author: Doug Hoffman
17. "It's all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit."
Author: Eartha Kitt
18. "Tax rates for the wealthy should revert to Clinton-era levels, both because it is necessary for long-term deficit reduction and because fairness dictates it. Moreover, there is no proof that higher marginal rates dissuade investment, all the rhetoric from the Right notwithstanding."
Author: Eliot Spitzer
19. "Our attention span is shot. We've all got Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD or OCD or one of these disorders with three letters because we don't have the time or patience to pronounce the entire disorder. That should be a disorder right there, TBD - Too Busy Disorder."
Author: Ellen DeGeneres
20. "Ronald Reagan felt very great regret about the deficits to which he contributed on his watch."
Author: Eugene Jarecki
21. "Challenges of historic import threaten America's future. Action on the deficit, economy, energy, health care and much more is imperative, yet our legislative institutions fail to act. Congress must be reformed."
Author: Evan Bayh
22. "The TUC's new slogan 'a future that works' sets a profound challenge. Austerity and rapid deficit reduction is failing in its own terms, but even at its best it is short-sighted, muddle-through politics with no vision of a new economic model."
Author: Frances O'Grady
23. "Human life, distinct from juridical existence, existing as it does on aglobe isolated in celestial space, from night to day and from one countryto another—human life cannot in any way be limited to the closedsystems assigned to it by reasonable conceptions. The immense travailof recklessness, discharge, and upheaval that constitutes life could beexpressed by stating that life starts with the deficit of these systems;at least what it allows in the way of order and reserve has meaningonly from the moment when the ordered and reserved forces liberateand lose themselves for ends that cannot be subordinated to any thingone can account for. It is only by such insubordination—even if it isimpoverished—that the human race ceases to be isolated in the unconditionalsplendor of material things."
Author: Georges Bataille
24. "The problems seem so easy out there on the stump. Deficits shrink with a rhetorical flourish."
Author: Hugh Sidey
25. "Acceptable rules of conduct were suspended when it came to the spoon shortage. The deficit had gotten so bad that prices were all but unaffordable, and dynastic spoon succession had become a matter of considerable interest. Spoons were even postcode engraved and carried on one's person to eliminate theft, and good table manners, one of the eight pillars upon which the Collective was built, had been relaxed to allow tea to be stirred - shockingly - with the handle of a fork."
Author: Jasper Fforde
26. "In fact, I think - our view of this is that while the agreement, the compromise did not achieve the kind of super-sized deficit reduction that we sought, it did end the uncertainty around the perception, the possibility that the United States might default on its obligations for its first time. That was a good thing."
Author: Jay Carney
27. "I have attention deficit disorder, so sitting in a classroom is not the best thing for me."
Author: Jeremy Miller
28. "With a strong domestic economy, low national unemployment at 5 percent, and increasing retail sales, the picture should look rosy. But one look at the trade deficit changes all of that."
Author: Jo Ann Emerson
29. "All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to port are vital connections to the only force which can balance our trade deficit: export. We must keep doing what we do best if we are going to get America out of the red."
Author: Jo Ann Emerson
30. "What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?"
Author: Joan Blades
31. "The three main political parties all agree the UK deficit is high and needs to be brought down. All agree that it is easier to get a deficit down if you have faster growth, cutting unemployment-related costs and raising revenues."
Author: John Redwood
32. "We have a serious structural deficit problem. And it needs to be addressed. The president is trying to address it through reforms of Social Security, but the problem is there with other entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid."
Author: John W. Snow
33. "We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years."
Author: Ken Mehlman
34. "At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion."
Author: Marty Meehan
35. "The country craved change, even when it didn't need it. America was an entire nation suffering from attention deficit disorder. (Hostile Intent)"
Author: Michael Walsh
36. "Cei ce-au avut putine femei au tendinta maniacala sa descrie pe zeci de pagini fiecare nuanta a zâmbetului femeilor, sa-ntoarca pe toate fetele fiecare cuvânt al lor, sa filozofeze despre feminitate ca arhetip, sa dezvolte o mistica-ntreaga în jurul marii zeite a dragostei si a mortii. întind, adica, de bietele doua-trei femei cu care-au avut de-a face, de parc-ar vrea sa suplineasca astfel, prin calitatea scriiturii, cantitatea deficitara de experienta. Oricât ne-am stradui, prin urmare, nu putem iesi din dilema voicaniana: metafizica la un capat al spectrului si o parte gingasa a anatomiei feminine la cealalta. Vai, ma numar printre cei care sunt mai aproape de metafizica pe acest continuum al feminitatii. Despre cele câteva femei (dar ce femei!) care mi-au onorat mintea, viata si patul am scris de zeci de ori. Voluta a corpului lor si rictus al gurii lor si cârliont al capriciilor lor n-au ramas neconsemnate în pagini botite si fierbinti asemenea cearsafurilor unui barbat singur."
Author: Mircea Cărtărescu
37. "Deficits are like putting dynamite in the hands of children. They can get out of control very quickly."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
38. "These are tough times for state governments. Huge deficits loom almost everywhere, from California to New York, from New Jersey to Texas.Wait—Texas? Wasn't Texas supposed to be thriving even as the rest of America suffered? Didn't its governor declare, during his re-election campaign, that 'we have billions in surplus'? Yes, it was, and yes, he did. But reality has now intruded, in the form of a deficit expected to run as high as $25 billion over the next two years.And that reality has implications for the nation as a whole. For Texas is where the modern conservative theory of budgeting—the belief that you should never raise taxes under any circumstances, that you can always balance the budget by cutting wasteful spending—has been implemented most completely. If the theory can't make it there, it can't make it anywhere."
Author: Paul Krugman
39. "Europe is difficult to coordinate, and our main deficit may not even lie in this area of finance and economics, but in foreign and security policy. We have a leadership problem because we are still 27 different members who have still not decided on how to work with each other based on what we used to call a European constitution."
Author: Peer Steinbruck
40. "Essentially, when we run a deficit, we are borrowing money to buy things that are made overseas."
Author: Peter DeFazio
41. "In addition to a soaring stock market, 6.6 million jobs have been created since tax relief measures went into effect in 2003. Our deficit situation has also improved as tax revenues have increased at double-digit rates over the past two years."
Author: Randy Neugebauer
42. "Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class."
Author: Rick Larsen
43. "Back in those days, in the fifties and sixties, countries had balance of payment's deficits or surpluses, those were reflected much more than today in movements of reserves among countries."
Author: Robert C. Solomon
44. "So if the euro, if Euroland is to become a reserve center, if the euro is to become a reserve currency, Euroland will have to have a deficit in its overall balance of payments."
Author: Robert C. Solomon
45. "Tax increases don't eliminate deficits they increase govt. spending."
Author: Ronald Reagan
46. "I don't think we'll solve the problem of the deficit until three things happen: We need more discipline on spending in Congress. We need a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to balance the budget. And we need to give our presidents a line-item veto."
Author: Ronald Reagan
47. "Countries with deficit don't want to pay the bill, and they want to get more loans, and countries with superiority, they don't want to help the countries with problems, and they just want them to tighten their belts."
Author: Sebastian Pinera
48. "Let me tell you the story about Massachusetts under Governor Romney. It did fall to 47th out of 50 in jobs creation. Wages went down when they were going up in the rest of the country. He left his successor with debt and a deficit, and manufacturing jobs left that state at twice the rate as the rest of the country."
Author: Stephanie Cutter
49. "History is replete with examples of moments in time when we talk about deficit reduction and try to advance on it around the world, that is, where it leads to job losses, not job creation."
Author: Tavis Smiley
50. "Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits."
Author: Tim Russert

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