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Deficit cuts alone 'not an economic policy': US Treasury's Lew

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew addresses the press on March 14, 2013 in Alpharetta, Georgia. Lew said Tuesday that reducing the nation's deficit should not overshadow the need to boost economic growth and job creation.US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that reducing the nation's deficit should not overshadow the need to boost economic growth and job creation. "Important as the deficit is, it cannot be our guiding star. Deficit reduction alone is not an economic policy," Lew said in a speech in Cleveland, Ohio, according to the prepared text.