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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

Federal Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY15

On October 15, 2015, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY 2015 ending September 30 was $439 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 2016 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY 2015 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY 2015 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes ""Table 4: Receipts of the United States Government, September 2015 and Other Periods." This table of receipts by source is used for to post federal receipt actuals for FY 2015.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2015 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY 2015 by factoring budgeted amounts by the difference between budgeted and actual "function" amounts where actual outlays by subfunction cannot be gleaned from the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Final detailed FY 2015 numbers will not appear until the FY 2017 federal budget is published in February 2016 with the actual outlays for FY 2015 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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