Example sentences for: deficit

How can you use “deficit” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Saving the surpluses would allow the federal government to reduce the debt overhang from past deficit spending and enhance future budgetary flexibility.

  • Paula Jones' lawyers subpoenaed Gennifer Flowers . The federal deficit fell to $22.

  • Now the deficit has turned into a surplus, and Dole's 15 percent plan has given way to other tax-cut proposals.

  • (Of course, since only huge inflows of foreign capital now allow us to fund our current-accounts deficit, we should be thankful, not angry, that foreign investors want to put their money here.)

  • Text box 4.1 explains how the NIPA surplus or deficit differs from the federal unified budget surplus or deficit.

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