Deficit hawk

Deficit hawk is a political slang term in the English-speaking world for people who place great emphasis on keeping government budgets under control. ‘Hawk’ can be used to describe someone calling for harsh or pain-inducing measures (alluding to the predatory nature of hawks in the natural world) in many political contexts; in the specific context of deficit reduction, the term is more commonly applied to those advocating for cuts in government spending than to those supporting increases in taxes—Read more at Wikipedia. “Deficit hawk.” 10 November 2019