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Looking for sites useful for research
None | October 8th, 2012 | Me

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:28:53 PM PDT by Optimus Prime

Could someone help me out, please? I'm hoping to find a couple good reference sites as useful tools for the future. I'd like to be able to research the following:

1) How much revenue the US government received on a particular year.

2) What the deficit/surplus was per month or year.

3) How much was the National Debt on a particular year.

So could someone please point me to any such sites? I'd appreciate it very much. Thank you.


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: budget; debt; deficit; taxes

1 posted on 10/08/2012 7:28:58 PM PDT by Optimus Prime
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To: Optimus Prime

http://www.usdebtclock.org/


2 posted on 10/08/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Optimus Prime

Google


3 posted on 10/08/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Optimus Prime

It always amazes me why someone would post simple questions on FR that could easily be done the same via Google, Bing or any other search engines?


4 posted on 10/08/2012 7:42:03 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Optimus Prime

http://www.heritage.org/


5 posted on 10/08/2012 7:42:39 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Optimus Prime

World Almanac and Book of Facts...my first copy was in my 8th Grade Civics class - 1972 edition and still have a copy from the 80s somewhere around the house.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 7:43:04 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: caver

...he asked for a good source...*smiles*...MSNBC,CNN,YAHOO...eh,not so good


7 posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:31 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Optimus Prime

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43373


8 posted on 10/08/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Optimus Prime

that’s what the GAO is all about...or try OMB


9 posted on 10/08/2012 7:56:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Optimus Prime

Have you tried research.com?


10 posted on 10/08/2012 7:57:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Hmmm. That has a redirect that takes me to arabs.com???

Bizzare

11 posted on 10/08/2012 8:17:00 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

That is weird, I didn’t realize. Research.net has a redirect as well.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 8:19:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

That is weird, I didn’t realize. Research.net has a redirect as well. You can’t safely research any more!


13 posted on 10/08/2012 8:20:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Optimus Prime

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np

That has a search function for the nat debt on different dates.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 8:22:13 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Optimus Prime

polidiotic.com...gives you national debt by year bsince Washington....the debt in 1836 was $3,780.00.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 8:22:42 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: caver

It always amazes me when people respond to simple questions when they have nothing to contribute and assume that the person asking the question hasn’t already used a search engine to find what he was looking for when they most likely have and are now asking the question because they were unsatisfied with the results.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 8:29:17 PM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: Doogle

I found a website the other day which gave you the deficit month by month and you could make excel tables out of the data, but for the life of me I can’t seem to find it again. I really wish I’d bookmarked it when I had the chance.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 8:30:55 PM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: Optimus Prime
Congressional Budget Office

The Treasury Department

National Bureau of Economic Research

You can toss any of these at the libs. It shuts them down immediately.

18 posted on 10/08/2012 8:33:09 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: Optimus Prime

go back to your previous post....you may run across something that got you there...


19 posted on 10/08/2012 8:36:24 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Optimus Prime
Use the site: prefix in a Google search.

E.g., federal budget site:gpo.gov or U6 site:bls.gov or deficit site:cbo.gov or recession site:nber.org or fomc site:federalreserve.gov.

20 posted on 10/08/2012 8:55:17 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Optimus Prime
I suggest Wolfram Alpha. For example, type in the query national debt USA by year or us tax revenue by year.
21 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:21 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Optimus Prime
I found a website the other day which gave you the deficit month by month and you could make excel tables out of the data

The pros call that a time series. So, you could google for federal debt download time series and see if you get lucky.

When formulating search terms, it's always best to learn and use the terminology the insiders in a field use.

22 posted on 10/08/2012 9:05:57 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
You could also try federal debt time series csv, on the theory that downloadable tabular data is most likely to be made available in csv format. You could also try xls, xlsx, xml, etc.
23 posted on 10/08/2012 9:14:36 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Optimus Prime

Thanks for asking! Bookmarked!


24 posted on 10/08/2012 9:19:27 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Optimus Prime

The Monthly Treasury Statement. There are links at the site to excel files with monthly data back to 1981.

Www.fms.treas.gov/mts/index.html


25 posted on 10/08/2012 9:57:52 PM PDT by oincobx
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