Friday, April 6, 2012

US Still Running Its Typical Budget Deficit Of Over A Trillion Dollars Per Year

From CBO, "Federal Budget Deficit Totals $780 Billion in the First Half of 2012" April 6, 2012:
The federal government incurred a budget deficit of almost $780 billion in the first half of fiscal year 2012, CBO estimates in its latest—Monthly Budget Review—$53 billion less than the shortfall during the same period last year. A few weeks ago, CBO issued new budget projections for the coming decade; at that time, CBO estimated that the federal deficit will total $1.2 trillion in fiscal year 2012 if no further legislation is enacted that would significantly affect spending or revenues this year. [Emphasis added]

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