Yes, Americans should still be concerned with the national deficit. Even though it has decreased over the last half decade, we had many years of increases before that. Our national spending is still out of hand, and with the decrease, if people begin to feel safe, spending will only begin to rise again. People still need to keep the national economy in the forefront of their mind when choosing political candidates, because is spending goes up again - we may see another recession like we did under President Bush, when defense spending was out of control.
Despite the drop in the federal budget deficit, Americans should still be concerned about the way our money is spent by the government. It is our duty as citizens to understand how money is being spent, why it is being allocated in specific ways, and how this plans for the future of our country. There is much more to be concerned for than the size of the budget deficit.
Obviously it's great news that the federal budget deficit has decreased for four years in a row. The inflated federal budget has been hemorrhaging tax-payers' hard earned dollars for far too long now, and anyone with a lick of sense has known that since at least the G.W. Bush administration. That said, it would be far too easy for lawmakers to slip back into their money-hungry ways and spend our nation right back into another huge deficit, so voters must remain vigilant and continue to monitor government spending, lest we pass on even greater debt to posterity!
While the federal budget deficit has dropped due to high tax payments and more people working. We (Americans) still need to be concerned about the size of the budget deficit and keep working to reduce it. As interest rates start to climb so will the deficit, since the government will be paying higher interest on the money it borrows.