Student or Learner
"The best thing the Administration and Congress could do for the whole economy, ..., is to rein in those deficits. Yet on this vital front, all hands dither. "
What does the front mean to you, thanks?
A front is an area in which fighting is taking place - the Russian front; All Quiet in the Western Front. The writer pictures political action on the the economy as a war, with the reining in of deficits as one of the battle areas of this war.