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A $2 Trillion Deficit for Fiscal 2023

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2023
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Washington is girding for a spending showdown, as Republicans and Democrats strategize on how to get more of what they want from a divided Congress. But whatever happens in the political drama, the budget reality not to forget is that the deficit for the fiscal year that ends this month is officially projected to be $1.7 trillion, or about $13,500 for every U.S. household.

The estimate is from the Congressional Budget Office’s monthly report for August, and it’s even worse than that headline. President Biden was saved from an uglier...

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