Skip to comments.U.S. budget deficit falls to $95 billion in July
Posted on 08/12/2014 1:23:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. budget deficit was $95 billion at the end of July, down 3 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Tuesday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $96 billion deficit for last month. The deficit was $98 billion in July of 2013.
The fiscal year-to-date deficit at the end of July was $460 billion, the lowest level since the same period in fiscal year 2008, compared with a deficit of $607 billion for the same period in fiscal year 2013, according to Treasury's monthly budget statement.
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Aren’t these the people who fudged the economic numbers right before the last election?
Reader BEWARE. It is Reuters...speaks volumes.
Well, that is such good news, only a trillion something behind for the year. Washington sure is just a bunch of really keen money managers.
Just imagine, if the government wasn’t stealing peoples wealth to fund just a little bit of welfare, there could be a surplus!
ROTFL! Thanks Elvina. I think we all feel a hell of a lot better now.
I guess this is what passes for competence with this Obama bunch. They overshot the financial runway by only $1.14 trillion, on an annualized basis. Woo-hoo! Break out the champagne!
it’s the sequester; the thing that was supposed to cause airplanes to fall from the sky
Here's how it works. The USA takes in $2.5 trillion dollars in mostly tax revenue and spends $3.5 trillion per year, for a deficit of $1T per year. These annual deficits add up as the years go by into debt, on our case, officially $17T but more likely nearly $100T when federal unfunded pensions are taken into account.
Hail to the federal unionized workers!
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Its the “stimuli” package. That one time thing 6 years ago for $787 Billion. If it wasn’t for that, each *and every* year thereafter would in theory be $787 Billion less.
How can there be a reduction in deficit when there is no budget since 07? Only CRs.
well that’s it. No need to worry about a $96B deficit since it declined by $2B.
... Well .... Isn’t this just a bunch of numerical smoke and mirrors since the QE is being gradually scaled back thus appearing as if the deficit is diminishing.
Only 95 billion?
That’s only a trillion a year. What progress we are making.