The two are unrelated. Those companies are repatriating their overseas cash because of changes to the tax code that allows them to do so at a heavily reduced rate. This has nothing to do with the federal deficit. Long term, the deficit can cause interest rates to rise which makes it more expensive to borrow money, which hurts small business owners more than anyone else. But more so, it can make it harder to borrow money for your home loan, it can make it more expensive to borrow money for an education. Lastly, you were one of the ones who condemned Obama at every turn for running deficits, even though it was dropping during his term. What gives now? Why were you so concerned about deficits then and dismiss them now?