The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( Bullion Bulls Canada) -- In every way, the "negotiations" between Republicans and Democrats on "deficit reduction" are a complete joke. As always, the best place to start when engaging in logical analysis is with definition of terms. A "deficit" is the annual budget-gap between what a government spends, and what it brings in with revenues. Officially, the U.S. deficit has never exceeded $1.6 trillion. Obviously, you can't "reduce" a number which has never exceeded $1.6 trillion by $4 trillion -- but it sure sounds impressive when you spout such drivel.
U.S. 'Deficit-Reduction' Talk Is Nonsense: Opinion
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