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Deficit by Year Chart

Official Government Figures
by Vaughn Aubuchon

I have found many representations of the US federal government spending deficit over time. Virtually ALL are spun and twisted to suit the author. None cite their source, or only vaguely.

Here is MY take - official government numbers, along with the exact source. I have added my comments, to indicate the nature of the deficit, and WHO was responsible for it.

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US Federal Government Deficit-by-Year ChartSource: www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals
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Table 15-6. - Total Government Surpluses or Deficits in Absolute Amounts

MY chart above covers the last 52 years.
The government provides the data in Excel format.
The data source covers 65 years, and is duplicated below.

Observations -
1. Before 1968, no deficit was as high as it was in 1968.
2. Reagan was responsible for the first "super-deficit".
3. Bush 41 quickly followed with even greater deficits than Reagan.
4. Clinton's performance was the best, and even produced surpluses for 3 years.
5. Bush 43 (shrub) gave us even greater deficits still, and through his actions, ensured that his successor would be forced to do the same.

Conclusion -
Republicans MUST be kept out of the White House.


Year

Deficit in
Billions

Year

Deficit in
Billions

Year

Deficit in
Billions

Year

D /S
in
Billions

1948

11.7

1964

- 13.2

1980

- 96.8

1996

- 155.9

1949

- 0.5

1965

- 9.3

1981

- 100.5

1997

- 70.9

1950

- 5.6

1966

- 12.0

1982

- 153.3

1998

29.7

1951

4.2

1967

- 19.8

1983

- 232.3

1999

76.2

1952

- 3.5

1968

- 36.1

1984

- 194.0

2000

176.3

1953

- 7.8

1969

- 9.7

1985

- 229.5

2001

28.6

1954

- 3.4

1970

- 11.9

1986

- 245.6

2002

- 321.5

1955

- 6.9

1971

- 37.3

1987

- 181.1

2003

- 575.7

1956

0.6

1972

- 30.3

1988

- 188.5

2004

- 566.6

1957

- 0.7

1973

- 16.8

1989

- 185.8

2005

- 433.5

1958

- 8.7

1974

- 14.2

1990

- 276.5

2006

- 347.6

1959

- 19.7

1975

- 70.9

1991

- 340.5

2007

- 290.0

1960

- 5.1

1976

- 93.3

1992

- 363.9

2008

- 683.1

1961

- 9.4

1977

- 62.3

1993

- 316.3

2009

- 1,674.9

1962

- 13.5

1978

- 61.8

1994

- 256.9

2010

- 1,468.0

1963

- 11.2

1979

- 54.9

1995

- 223.9

2011

- 1,477.9

Estimated

2012

- 1,300

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50- 450

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60

50

60

50

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Disclaimer:
Please report any error that you might find.

I have included my personal opinions. Yours may be different.
"Rounded to the nearest $50 Billion". I bet you never thought you would ever hear that!

Idiots Abound - This morning, Aug. 25, 2013, I received an email from an idiot, telling me to remove this page, because HE DIDN'T LIKE IT. It is official White House data. IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY COMMENTS, GO AWAY. I AM NOT HERE FOR YOUR SATISFACTION. GOD KNOWS THE BS WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE NEOCONS. BUT DON'T YOU DARE TO DISAGREE WITH THEM.

The Neocon Way - IF YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT SOMEONE HAS TO SAY, TRY TO SHUT THEM UP. SUPPRESS THEM.

I DON'T THINK SO. I told him where to go. He has inspired me to add a link to - The Sins Of George Bush

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