Breton: Greenspan says U.S. 'lost control' of budget deficit - Sep. 24, 2005
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told France's Finance Minister Thierry Breton the United States has "lost control" of its budget deficit, the French minister said Saturday.
"'We have lost control,' that was his expression," Breton told reporters after a bilateral meeting with Greenspan.
"The United States has lost control of their budget at a time when racking up deficits has been authorized without any control (from Congress)," Breton said.
"We were both disappointed that the management of debt is not a political priority today," he added.
Fiddling while Rome burns.
Playing air guitar while New Orleans drowns.
Glad-handing while the United States goes bankrupt.