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US deficit is projected to roughly double this year: watchdog

  

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US deficit is projected to roughly double this year: watchdog

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The U.S. deficit is projected to roughly double this year, largely due to higher interest rates and lower tax revenue. 

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, an organization that pushes for lowering the deficit, is projecting the federal deficit will double this year to total about $2 trillion for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. Marc Goldwein, senior policy director at the organization, told The Hill that high interest rates, lower tax revenues and high inflation resulting in higher Social Security and Medicare costs have all contributed to the rising deficit.

“A big part of the story is just that there was sort of a one-time huge revenue surge in 2022 that’s done,” Goldwein said. “But the other stories are that we have structurally deficits really rising in 2023. And that’s a lot of that is because of interest costs.”

“These things add up,” he added. “It’s no one thing that’s causing us to go from $1 trillion to $2 trillion. It’s like six things.”

The Congressional Budget Office estimated last month that the federal budget deficit reached $1.6 trillion in the 10-month period ending in July.

Goldwein also noted the official 2022 deficit numbers are about $4 billion higher than they should be due to the student loan cancellation because the Biden administration recorded it on last year’s numbers even before the cancellation went into place. Therefore, their prediction is based on numbers that ignore the effects of the student debt cancellation that was later struck down by the Supreme Court.

This comes years after the U.S. hit record-shattering deficit levels in 2020 and 2021 that were largely due to the pandemic-era spending and borrowing. In 2020, the deficit hit $3.1 trillion and in 2021, it hit $2.8 trillion.

“We’re predicting this, but this is really based very heavily on things that the Congressional Budget Office has already set,” Goldwein noted.

He also said he expects the deficit to go down in 2024 compared to this year. He said that over the next decade, the deficit will likely creep up to $3 trillion if there are no other “predictable shocks.”

“I do expect deficits are trending upward over time,” he said. “But I do think they’re more likely to fall than to rise in 2024.”


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Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Sean Treacy    10 months ago

The hits keep coming...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Sean Treacy @1    10 months ago

The hits keep coming...

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Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
1.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    10 months ago

Do you find our economic conditions the same as in the 80"s?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
1.1.2  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    10 months ago

so you believe dick cheney is infallible.

Okay. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.1.3  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    10 months ago

Pretty obvious deflection attempt. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.2    10 months ago
so you believe dick cheney is infallible.

Are you saying that Cheney and Reagan lied about deficits?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.4    10 months ago
Are you saying that Cheney and Reagan lied about deficits?

Are THOSE the words you think you read?

 
 
 
George
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1.1.6  George  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.4    10 months ago

Reagan never said that, I know the left loves a Cheney now, maybe you are confused about which one? or maybe you think Dick Cheney is the pinnacle of honesty? Or is this just another example of hypocrisy in posting?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.4    10 months ago

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Tessylo
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1.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.4    10 months ago

Deficits never matter to republiCONS/CONServatives unless a Democrat is President.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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1.1.9  MrFrost  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.8    9 months ago

Deficits never matter to republiCONS/CONServatives unless a Democrat is President.

Exactly.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.10  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  MrFrost @1.1.9    9 months ago

Do they matter to you?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @1    10 months ago

Slowly, almost grudgingly the facts are revealed.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3  devangelical  replied to  Sean Treacy @1    10 months ago

let's try the simple republican solution, again. more tax cuts for the wealthy and business, and more federal subsidies and tax credits for multinational corporations that don't need them.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.3    10 months ago

It is painfully obvious to some of us that Biden doesn't have a clue and has not helped with deficit reduction or debt reduction.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.3.2  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  devangelical @1.3    10 months ago
s, and more federal subsidies and tax credits for multinational corporations that don't need them

Imagine a Democrat railing against this.....

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.3.3  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.3.2    10 months ago

Haven't Democrats been front and center when it comes to handing out government money for their favored projects?

Look at the train debacle in California as a prime example of such crap.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2  Texan1211    10 months ago

Way too few in DC are fiscally conservative, unfortunately for America.

And to think some people can't see anything at all wrong with such massive deficits, and more importantly, massive debt.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3  Texan1211    10 months ago
The U.S. deficit is projected to roughly double this year, largely due to higher interest rates and lower tax revenue.

Seems hard to believe that we have managed to lower tax revenue in Joe Biden's "winning economy".

high inflation resulting in higher Social Security and Medicare costs have all contributed to the rising deficit.

Joe Biden has been promising that inflation is just temporary going on close to 3 years now.

I am sure if he can get elected again, he might eventually give inflation the old Corn Pop treatment and kick its ass.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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4  MrFrost    10 months ago

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Roll calls

House vote on the motion to concur (August 12, 2022)

The House voted 220-207 to pass the bill on August 12, 2022. [2]

  • All 220 Democrats voted yes.
  • 207 Republicans voted no.
  • 4 Republicans did not vote.

Leave it to republican's to vote against a solution, then cry that it's someone else's fault.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
4.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  MrFrost @4    10 months ago

Thanks for showing another glaring example of a Democrat backed failure. 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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4.2  Jack_TX  replied to  MrFrost @4    10 months ago
Leave it to republican's to vote against a solution, then cry that it's someone else's fault.

Why would you imagine that law to be a "solution", and for what?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.2.1  JBB  replied to  Jack_TX @4.2    10 months ago

Because it stimulated the economy with needed long term infrastructure spending just in time to avoid the all but inevitable recession, providing job growth while simultaneously dampering inflation giving the United States economy a head start rebounding after Covid-19 and the supply chain disruptions caused by it and by Putin's War in the Ukraine. That is why. Of course you and Trump's MAGA see only gloom and doom, because your Trumpy lost!

original

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.2.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @4.2.1    10 months ago

So you see that the conditions are set to reduce the 2024 deficit?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
Professor Quiet
4.2.3  Jack_TX  replied to  JBB @4.2.1    10 months ago
Because it stimulated the economy with needed long term infrastructure spending

And "stimulating the economy" reduces inflation?  

with needed long term infrastructure spending 

Really? So what was the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act"?  You mean spending $2.3 trillion didn't work?

Or are you just spouting nonsense to defend whatever Democrats do again, complete with moronic assertions and infantile memes, as is your usual practice?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Jack_TX @4.2.3    10 months ago
Or are you just spouting nonsense to defend whatever Democrats do again, complete with moronic assertions and infantile memes, as is your usual practice?

This.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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4.2.5  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @4.2.1    10 months ago

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  Right Down the Center @4.2.5    10 months ago

I like this! 

Think I'll post it every time that stupid-ass meme about the GOP wanting the economy to fail pops up.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
4.3  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  MrFrost @4    10 months ago
e it to republican's to vote against a solution

If it was a solution, why are deficits doubling? You know it passed, right? 

Oh..  The bill will add $750 billion to the nation’s deficit over ten years, according to Smetters.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.4  Texan1211  replied to  MrFrost @4    10 months ago
Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Oh, you mean the stupidly-named bill that does NOT reduce inflation?

LOL!

Press Item | Press | Ranking Member's Newsroom | Ranking Member | U.S. Senate Committee On The Budget

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.5  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @4    10 months ago

Typical of the republiCONS/CONServatives/today's gqp.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
5  Jeremy Retired in NC    10 months ago
The U.S. deficit is projected to roughly double this year, largely due to higher interest rates and lower tax revenue. 

Maybe if Jackass Joe would quit sending money to other countries there wouldn't be the financial problems in D.C.  But then again, those in D.C. aren't known for knowing how a budget works.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
6  JBB    10 months ago

It is finally time to tax wealth and churches!

"So, Mr Dillinger, why do you rob the banks?" "Because that is where all the money is"...

 
 
 
Jack_TX
Professor Quiet
6.1  Jack_TX  replied to  JBB @6    10 months ago
It is finally time to tax wealth and churches! "So, Mr Dillinger, why do you rob the banks?" "Because that is where all the money is"...

And you imagine it's in "churches"......

Riiiiiiight.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
6.1.1  seeder  Sean Treacy  replied to  Jack_TX @6.1    10 months ago
nd you imagine it's in "churches"....

Numbers are hard for some. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
6.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @6    10 months ago
It is finally time to tax wealth and churches!

Good luck with those dreams.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
6.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @6    10 months ago

Have you managed to come up with any excuses of why the deficit is rising in Joe Biden's sterling economy, or why some folks are unable to meet their financial obligations in this roaring economy?

Or why the 'temporary' inflation persists longer than a Hillary supporter could last?

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
6.3.1  George  replied to  Texan1211 @6.3    10 months ago

Obviously it is trumps fault, so many people are donating to his defense fund and writing it off on their taxes, that has to be it, It couldn't be Joe Dementia doesn't know how to govern.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
6.3.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  Texan1211 @6.3    10 months ago

Joe and his minions will say it is a messaging issue and people just don't understand how good they have it.  They should stop paying attention to what is going on in their lives and drink from the Biden cup of lies.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
6.3.3  Texan1211  replied to  Right Down the Center @6.3.2    10 months ago
Joe and his minions will say it is a messaging issue and people just don't understand how good they have it.  

I always have considered that to be such a condescending, elitist attitude.

Like no one else is smart enough to even know what is best for them financially, or how their finances are currently.

Only the elitist Democrats know!

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
6.4  George  replied to  JBB @6    10 months ago

Lets not stop at churches, lets go after the Gates foundation, they have Bank, And the climate reality project, so many we can tax.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
6.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @6    10 months ago
It is finally time to tax wealth and churches!

Did you mean, it is finally time to increase the tax on wealth and start taxing all nonprofits?

"So, Mr Dillinger, why do you rob the banks?" "Because that is where all the money is"..

I think you've confused him with Willy Sutton.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7  Vic Eldred    10 months ago

And Joe Biden will continue to say that he created all those jobs that simply came back after the pandemic. The only thing he created was inflation, crime and division.

Last see he was telling us that he was homeless.

 
 
 
Dig
Professor Participates
8  Dig    9 months ago

Yet again, just like clockwork, it's the old 'we only care about debt under Democratic presidents' thing.

A full quarter of the current national debt accrued under Trump with nary a peep from the right, who actually cheered for that big, idiotic tax cut when the economy was already growing! One of the most fiscally irresponsible acts I can remember. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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8.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dig @8    9 months ago
Yet again, just like clockwork, it's the old 'we only care about debt under Democratic presidents' thing.

Do you care about our national debt regardless of who is president?

 
 
 
Dig
Professor Participates
8.1.1  Dig  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.1    9 months ago

It's not an obsession for me, but sure. I'm not happy about how much it went up under Obama, for instance, but I try not to to forget the reasons for increases at any given time.

I am less concerned with increases due to things aimed at reducing genuine human suffering, like disaster relief, the ACA, and especially SSI and Medicare for older Americans.

I tend to be much more concerned with increases due to blatant fiscal incompetence, like tax cuts primarily benefitting the wealthy during an already booming economy.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dig @8.1.1    9 months ago
It's not an obsession for me, but sure.

Apparently, it’s not an obsession with anyone.

I tend to be much more concerned with increases due to blatant fiscal incompetence, like tax cuts primarily benefitting the wealthy during an already booming economy.

What has your Party proposed to do about that?

 
 
 
Dig
Professor Participates
8.1.3  Dig  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @8.1.2    9 months ago
Apparently, it’s not an obsession with anyone.

Apparently, but that doesn't affect the hypocritical propaganda about it every election cycle with a Dem incumbent.

What has your Party proposed to do about that?

I don't have a party. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
8.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dig @8.1.3    9 months ago

Neither do I, but I think that we are leaving our children and grandchildren an enormous debt.

 
 

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