Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The Bush Deficit

Anyone recall that it was the last Democratic President who left a budget surplus, and the last Democratic candidate for President who ran advocating a pay as you go strategy?

Budget Office: 2005 Deficit $368 Billion

Tue Jan 25, 2005 09:26 AM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit will reach $368 billion this year, the Congressional Budget Office said in new forecasts on Tuesday, a source familiar with the numbers said.

The number is worse than the CBO's previous $348 billion forecast for the 2005 fiscal year that began on Oct. 1. Due to a technical quirk, the latest number does not include billions of dollars in expected war costs and analysts said these must be added in to get a true picture of the red ink.


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