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Deficit Spending

The White House predicts deficits of $304 billion in the current fiscal year and $307 billion in 2004. And that doesn't take into account a possible war with Iraq. How did these projections get so big and what do they mean for the American economy? Join host Neal Conan and guests for the discussion.


Mark Zandi
*Chief Economist at Economy.com

Stephen Moore
*Senior Fellow in Economics at the Cato Institute

Bill Gale
*Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institutions and Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center at Brookings

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.