New CBO Report Projects the 10-Year Deficit at $9.6 Trillion as Spending Grows

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook, projecting U.S. spending, taxes, deficits, and the debt for the next 25 years. The CBO report stressed the nation’s unsustainable public debt path, calling it “a trend that could not be sustained indefinitely.”

    This report should serve as a wake-up call to President Barack Obama and Congress which have devoted too little time since suspending the debt limit in February discussing how to address America’s dire fiscal outlook. While the president and Congress neglect the brewing budget crisis, the deficit keeps piling onto the debt.

    Over the next 10 years alone, the CBO projects that the U.S. will accumulate $9.6 trillion in additional deficits. This figure includes the projected $7.6 trillion deficit under current law, also called the CBO baseline, and which assumes an unlikely tax increase among other policy changes (see CBO Table 1.2 for a full list of assumptions). Under this baseline scenario, public debt would exceed the size of the U.S. economy (measured in GDP) by the end of the 25-year period. Under the often times more realistic alternative fiscal scenario, the deficit would be higher by $2 trillion than under the baseline, and public debt would reach a staggering 180 percent of GDP by 2039.

    In the CBO’s own assessment: “the high and rising amount of federal debt that CBO projects under the extended baseline would have significant negative consequences for both the economy and the federal budget.” The CBO even goes so far as to suggest that “[t]he large amount of debt could also compromise national security by constraining defense spending in times of international crisis or by limiting the country’s ability to prepare for such a crisis.”

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  2. SolaSaint

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    But Rev all those new tax payers crossing the border will save our economy, can't you see that? I'm sure 15 minutes with Nancy Pelosi and you will be a convert to the hordes coming across the Rio Grande. :thumbs:
     
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    :eek: That's $27 trillion!! Bigger than the economy, bigger than the amount spent by Congress since 1789!! How can people not be alarmed by this?
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    I have no idea. Amazing isn't it?
     

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