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January 19, 2013

Daily Kos: Nate Silver's data sourcing leaves me speechless

January 16, 2013

NYT’s Nate Silver: What Is Driving Growth in Government Spending?

October 19, 2010

Reason: Why is everyone picking on the Bush "tax cuts" rather than the Bush "spending increases"?

July 25, 2010

Financial Times: The political genius of supply-side economics

May 5, 2010

Los Angeles Times: Greece's lessons for us

April 27, 2010

Daily Dish: The Right-Wing Media-Industrial Complex

April 26, 2010

New York Times: Does Conservatism Need Fox News?

February 17, 2010

PBS: The Business Desk: How Does the Current Deficit Compare to Past Deficits?

November 14, 2007

The Western Right: Understanding Government: Spending

October 22, 2007

Politics Reddit: Now if I told you...

September 27, 2007

Huffington Post: We Can't Give You Anything But War, Baby

August 14, 2007

Matt Yglesias: The Big Con

May 28, 2007

Marginal Revolution: Would immortals be libertarian?

March 28, 2007

Andrew Sullivan: The Daily Dish

March 27, 2007

Jerry Pournelle: Current Chaos Manor mail

American Thinker: Young Democrats Just Don't Get It

The Feds Borrow More Than The "Deficit"

People naturally assume that the annual Deficit is the total that the Federal government borrows each year. Actually this is not so. The Deficit is simply the difference between Federal Outlays and Federal Receipts. Usually, the Feds borrow a lot more than the official Deficit.

Like below, in $ billion:

YearGross
Debt
Debt
Increase
Federal
Deficit
Other
Borrow
2000562924-236259
20057905551318232
20101352916531294359
20111476412351300-64
20121605112871087200
201316719669680-11
2014177951075485590
201518120326438-113
2016195371417587830

We have provided the difference between the Debt increase and the Deficit for each year under "Other Borrowings" on the Spending Details page. To Recap:

Other Borrowings = (Increase in Federal Debt) - (Official Deficit)

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