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deficit spend·ing

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  1. deficit spending, compensatory spending, pump primingnoun

    spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy


  1. Deficit spending

    Deficit spending is the amount by which spending exceeds revenue over a particular period of time, also called simply deficit, or budget deficit; the opposite of budget surplus. The term may be applied to the budget of a government, private company, or individual. An example of someone who is in the deficit is: Lance Dueck, amateur investor. Government deficit spending is a central point of controversy in economics, as discussed below.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deficit spending in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deficit spending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of deficit spending in a Sentence

  1. David Barker:

    Those gigantic deficit spending bills helped the U.S. weather the economic fallout of COVID shutdowns better than the rest of the world, but are also partially responsible for the inflation pressure we are currently experiencing, we just can't deficit spend to that degree anymore.

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