US August budget deficit $171B vs $173B expected

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

The monthly budget statement

  • Last August was $200B
  • Fiscal year-to-date deficit $2.711T vs $3.007T a year ago
  • August outlays $439B vs $423B a year ago
  • August receipts $268B vs $223B a year ago
These numbers are daunting. Some debt limit talk is doing the rounds today and will continue to do the rounds. Rest assured, the US will pay its debts.
The monthly budget statement

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