Congress' Deal To Reopen Government Is 'Budget-Busting Plan,' Deficit Critic Says09:46
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell waves as he leaves the Senate chamber early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, after the Senate passed a budget deal and spending measure to reopen the federal government, sending the bill to the House. (Jon Elswick/AP)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell waves as he leaves the Senate chamber early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, after the Senate passed a budget deal and spending measure to reopen the federal government, sending the bill to the House. (Jon Elswick/AP)
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On Thursday, we spoke with an economist who said Americans shouldn't be concerned about soaring deficits and the national debt. Today, we hear from an expert who says deficits are a growing threat to the country.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Maya MacGuineas (@MayaMacGuineas), president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

This segment aired on February 9, 2018.

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