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A deficit occurs when a government spends more money than it takes in through taxes. 00:43
Economists typically measure the size of the federal debt in comparison to the GDP. 03:00
Managing the federal debt in the long-term will require some combination of raising revenues, cutting spending, and growing the economy as a whole. 05:24