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October 2012 Deficit Bigger Than October 2011

Nos Nevets Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:50 AM
Spending originates in the House. Not the Senate. Not Obama. The House. In 2011 & 2012, the Republican House. They could have lowered the deficit. They did not. Let the Republican Party split: Establishment Statists can go sit with the Dems. Tea Partiers / Constitutionalists can sit in a small group & be serious.
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:01 PM
Um, where's the Senate budget? It's been 1,316 days since the Senate passed a budget. They did take care of some important business today, however, concerning polar bear carcasses.

I'm not going to defend the GOP, but they control 1/2 of 1 of the 3 branches of government. I guess that they could have shut the government down in August 2011 through the election... I'm sure that Romney and the rest would have won in a landslide./

The October 2012 U.S. budget deficit has increased compared to the budget deficit of October 2011. In October 2011, we saw a deficit of $98.5 billion and October 2012 shows a $120 billion deficit according to the Treasury Department.  This number comes more than 2000 days since Senate Democrats introduced a budget.

To put this into perspective, let's look at President Obama's most recent argument for raising taxes on those making more than $250,000 per year.

Democrats countered that the one-year savings from ending the cuts for the rich may not be much, but that...