Congressional Budget Office “figures” are out.
CBO estimates fiscal year 2013 U.S. budget deficit at $845 billion or 5.3 percent of GDP after fiscal cliff tax hikes
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 5, 2013
Congressional Budget Office predicts this year's budget deficit will drop to $845 billion
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 5, 2013
Oh, well. Dropping.
FLASH: Deficit barely falls below ONE FUCKING TRILLION dollars. #MissionAccomplished
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) February 5, 2013
Luke Russert snarks, or he isn’t too swift.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) February 5, 2013
Citizens don’t find it amusing, nor a cause for celebration.
Chump change. RT @AP: BREAKING: Congressional Budget Office says 2013 budget deficit estimated at $845 billion. -KM
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 5, 2013
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) February 5, 2013
We should be happy? RT @MyFOX9: CBO: Govt will run $845 billion deficit this year compared to last year's $1.1 trillion deficit
— Tina Fisher (@TinaFisher5) February 5, 2013
Keep in mind that the CBO has historically low-balled these estimates. The deficit will be higher. Much higher. #tcot
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 5, 2013
@seanagnew Makes more sense now. I didn't THINK we'd had a 40% cut in deficit spending. Like the surplus Clinton yrs, yet the debt increased
— Renna (@RennaW) February 5, 2013
CBO: FY13 deficit as % of GDP still larger than all but one year from 1947-2008
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) February 5, 2013