奥巴马艰难的财政之夏

帕洛阿尔托市——

巴拉克·奥巴马政府在这个夏季遭遇了一系列财政挫折。但是他是否最近几个月的经历中吸取任何教训呢?

首先,在加拿大的G20峰会上,奥巴马总统要求再次出台财政刺激方案(即更多的政府开支)的提议被多国领导人拒绝,包括加拿大总理史蒂芬·哈珀、英国新任总理大卫·卡梅伦、德国总理安吉拉·默克尔。相反,他们寻求财政紧缩,削减2008~2009期间积累的巨额公共赤字和债务。他们已经呼吁在2013年前实现赤字减半,到2016年前稳定政府的债务-GDP比率。

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