Example sentences for: deficit

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

  • Mid-campaign, the state's economy, which Dukakis was referring to as "the Massachusetts miracle," sank, creating a huge government budget deficit and threatening the state's financial solvency.

  • Despite all the budget euphoria swirling about, business writer Allan Sloan uses his WP column to point out a familiar but forgotten fact: There is no surplus if you eschew "fedmath" and instead calculate assets and liabilities the way a business does, i.e., not letting the government's pension system, Social Security, be used to draw down the deficit.

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

  • By that logic we had a zero deficit every year for the past 30 years, except that the "reserve" was negative.

  • In closing, while I agree with you that a rising U.S. currency relative to its European partners may not be a positive development, it is certainly not "of equal concern" with the persistent trade deficit with Japan.


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