Every day is like that, eight successive meetings on eight different topics, every one really important and interesting.
Important Interesting Really
For example, I was privileged to be working at the White House under the Clinton administration and had not finished my Ph.D., and I thought I was the cat's meow.
House Working Had
My mom is a very warm, typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat, um, different personality.
Dad Somewhat Type
There've been times where I wondered whether it was worth continuing in my own education.
Worth Own Education
Total borrowing has imploded. Private borrowing has collapsed. And, in effect, the Treasury Department is the last borrower left standing.
Effect Left Private
Well, a deficit reflects an imbalance between spending and revenue, and so narrowing it requires acting on one, the other or both.
Acting Imbalance Reflects
Well, I think what we need to remember is that budget deficits can impede economic activity.
Activity Budget Economic
It is a foregone opportunity that we could have a trillion dollars more of income for the United States if we were producing at capacity rather than falling so far short of it.
Short Than Could
Social Security faces a long-term actuarial deficit, yes.
Social Security Long-Term