Skip to comments.Deficit streak ends: Obama sees first monthly surplus
Posted on 05/07/2012 5:35:46 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
The federal government broke its record-long deficit streak in April, recording its first monthly surplus since the financial collapse at the end of the George W. Bush administration in 2008, according to preliminary figures Monday from the Congressional Budget Office.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Huh? Not buying any of this.
Does anyone believe this?? With how many trillion debt??
I don’t believe one word, not one single solitary word.
It certainly isn't any indication of a decrease in expenditures.
Not a word. Horse@#$%!
That and the fact that tax collections are highest in April with people paying up for the whole year, including capital gains.
People paying taxes due on April 15th.
I thought we were trillions in debt, how’d they
I don't believe this article one bit, no sir, even dividing by 12 months.
Because of the large inflows of tax revenues, the federal government usually runs a budget surplus in April though that did not occur in 2009, 2010 and 2011,
Debt and deficit are two different things. My last post described the deficit.
My thought exactly. Could not even have a “surplus” for April for the past 3 years.
The Washington Times is pushing this bilge???
The key word here is "preliminary".
These numbers have yet to be "revised".
I'm sure after they've been revised, the appropriate bodies will be duly "surprised".
Creative Federal accounting, no doubt.
“Even with Mondays good fiscal news, the government is expected to run a $1 trillion deficit in fiscal year 2012, which began Oct. 1. Through the first seven months, the deficit was already $721 billion, though that was substantially below the $870 billion deficit at the same point in 2011.”
So I don’t see how this makes a surplus when you have already spent more than you took in you can not just look at one month you have to look at the whole enchilada
BUT...next year, my bills will be $99,999.00 PLUS the interest on $100,000.00.
I never have to work again...All I have to do is borrow more every year. Soon, my debt will be in the Trillions....imagine that.
Naw, they wouldn't do that during an election year, would they?
Same kind of Accounting GM used when it borrowed money from the Government to payoff the bailout.
“We paid off our bailout loan!”
You can’t trust the government data anymore.
There is no inflation to be concerned about?
The unemployment rate goes down even though there is a net loss of 200,000 workers from the work force pool.
Obamacare was going to cut the deficit before it was going to add to it.
Now we collected more money than we spent in one month for the first time since 2008.
The Machine will sell this bullshit to the dupes who have no one but the Gubmint to depend on, and try to sway the mushy voters in the middle to BELIEVING the crap that will be reported.
“you can not just look at one month”
If you want a great headline you do.
Reminds me of my poor sister that would come home to her husband with another armful of fancy clothing and show off all the deals and savings she got.
Probably did a shell game with the borrowed money and put in in the Social Security “trust fund” column. Viola!
The three previous Aprils didn't spike revenue enough to make it a monthly surplus.
But with four billion borrowed a day, I'm not seeing a surplus.
We’re spending $1.40 for every $1 in revenue.
Just like a family riding a false wave of prosperity on credit cards and helocs.
"Gee, Wally, that doesn't sound right. The President can't veto a House Bill, can he?"
"Gosh, Beav, ya big goof of course he can't. First the House Bill gets sent over to The Senate which produces its own Bill and then The House and Senate assign delegates to reconcile the two Bills in what is known as a Conference Committee. And then, if it passes, the President can veto it. The Washington Times should be ashamed of itself for employing this Jedi mind trick on the voting public."
"Yeah. I guess that makes sense. Sort of. Hey, W-w-w-wally? What's a Jedi mind trick?"
"Fer cryin' out loud, Beav, I don't have all day to explain it to ya. Ask me again in 20 years."
In other news:
Down at the railroad station they are selling thousands of new, surplus WWII Jeeps still in the original wooden shipping crates for only $50 each.
This, as others have said, is only because April has an influx of tax money. Next month, we’ll be back to business as usual.
That’s funny. I always amortize my items over the whole year and then I proudly tell my husband it is $1.00 a day :)
Folks, it was APRIL. The tax bills for millions of taxpayers came in last month.
Nothing in this statistic is due to Barack Hussein Obama (mmm mmm mmm)
I was waiting for this news to buy me a new bass boat. I'm out...off to Bass Pro cuz this man done did what he said he could do. I kinda figured all those bumper stickers I have been seein' round here could not a bin wrong.
It's all BS. There is no standard accounting formula used. It's all made up to make the answer look good. Gov't statistics are LIES.
Interesting break down
Just a verbal shell game to fool the sheeple. Since taxes are due by April 15th or so, the treasury normally takes in more in than it pays out in April. Revenue is not received by the federal government in 12 equal installments. One would have to be the dullest knife in the drawer to believe this article when there will be a 1.5 trillion shortfall for the budget year!
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