To support this claim, I enter into evidence this video of the AFL-CIO President doing just that:
No economist in the country would say we have a deficit problem?
I think Mr. Trumka is either lying or is not very well informed.
Take this article from the WSJ as my evidence.
The U.S. government spent itself deeper into the red last month, paying nearly $20 billion in interest on debt and an additional $9.8 billion to help unemployed Americans.
Federal spending eclipsed revenue for the 22nd straight time, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The $165.04 billion deficit, while a bit smaller than the $169.5 billion shortfall expected by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires, was the second highest for the month on record. The highest was $180.68 billion in July 2009.
The Treasury Department says we have a multi-billion dollar deficit for one month, the WSJ reports it, and this Bozo says it's false. I guess the Treasury Department does not have any economists on staff.
Who knows? Based on what we know about the current Treasury Secretary, he may be right on that one.