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    White House: Budget deficit to top $1.8 trillion

    WASHINGTON — With the economy performing worse than hoped, revised White House figures point to deepening budget deficits, with the government borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year.

    The deficit for the current budget year will rise by $89 billion to above $1.8 trillion — about four times the record set just last year. The unprecedented red ink flows from the deep recession, the Wall Street bailout, the cost of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus bill, as well as a structural imbalance between what the government spends and what it takes in.

    As the economy performs worse than expected, the deficit for the 2010 budget year beginning in October will worsen by $87 billion to $1.3 trillion, the White House says. The deterioration reflects lower tax revenues and higher costs for bank failures, unemployment benefits and food stamps.

    For the current year, the government would borrow 46 cents for every dollar it takes to run the government under the administration’s plan
    White House: Budget deficit to top $1.8 trillion - BostonHerald.com

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    Re: White House: Budget deficit to top $1.8 trillion

    This is the WH's numbers. They are also their "optimistic" numbers.


    Here's a graph representation of the CBO's (much rejected by the WH if you recall) deficit predictions from their March 21 report.


    In the first independent analysis, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that President Obama's budget would rack up massive deficits even after the economy recovers, forcing the nation to borrow nearly $9.3 trillion over the next decade.

    Obama has already spent 4 times as much as Bush did last year and is showing no signs whatsoever of any fiscal responsibility. He apparently believes money falls out of his nose when he tilts his head back.

    If you ever hear a Democrat/Obama/Lefty try to use that "burden on the grandkids" line ever again..punch them in the face.


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    Deficit Projected To Swell Beyond Earlier Estimates
    CBO Expects Trillions More in Borrowing

    By Lori Montgomery
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, March 21, 2009; Page A01

    President Obama's ambitious plans to cut middle-class taxes, overhaul health care and expand access to college would require massive borrowing over the next decade, leaving the nation mired far deeper in debt than the White House previously estimated, congressional budget analysts said yesterday.


    In the first independent analysis of Obama's budget proposal, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that Obama's policies would cause government spending to swell above historic levels even after costly programs to ease the recession and stabilize the nation's financial system have ended.

    Tax collections, meanwhile, would lag well behind spending, producing huge annual budget deficits that would force the nation to borrow nearly $9.3 trillion over the next decade -- $2.3 trillion more than the president predicted when he unveiled his budget request just one month ago.
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    Although Obama would come close to meeting his goal of cutting in half the deficit he inherited by the end of his first term, the CBO predicts that deficits under his policies would exceed 4 percent of the overall economy over the next 10 years, a level White House budget director Peter R. Orszag yesterday acknowledged would "not be sustainable."

    The result, according to the CBO, would be an ever-expanding national debt that would exceed 82 percent of the overall economy by 2019 -- double last year's level -- and threaten the nation's financial stability.

    "This clearly creates a scenario where the country's going to go bankrupt. It's almost that simple," said Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, who briefly considered joining the Obama administration as commerce secretary. "One would hope these numbers would wake somebody up," Gregg said.
    U.S. Budget Deficit to Balloon, CBO Says - washingtonpost.com
    Last edited by Triad; 05-12-09 at 02:53 AM.

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