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Economy: Deficit & Health Care Reform / A Discussion #943886

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the new estimates on the federal budget deficit over the next 10 years reported.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The deficit news & the firestorm over spending on health care reform examined; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings about spending cited; map of the health care battle lines shown; details given about the politics of a deficit. [President OBAMA - says the Republicans decided not to give him a victory.] [ Craig GORDON - questions the administration.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Representative Steny HOYER - want a public option.] [Princeton University professor Peter SINGER†- comments on the health plan.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with New David Frumm & CNN's Paul Begala about the deficit & health care reform. [BEGALA - suggests Democrats be worried about deficits & it will be a problem for Obama, so he has to engage it; outlines what is driving the debt.] [FRUMM - says Obama made this deficit when he decided to do an enormous stimulus package & now the debt is real & permanent.] [FRUMM, BEGALA - bicker over how much Obama is to blame for this deficit.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The next hour coverage of health care reform previewed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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