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Contributor's Links: US Daily Deficit

I am a bored corporate accountant who has been following the debt/deficit issue personally for nearly a decade. A few years back, looking for a better understanding of the US deficit, I stumbled across the Daily Treasury Statement, which is essentially a daily cash flow statement for the US ... more

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January 2018 US Cash Surplus $24B
The good news is we start the year with a surplus, but that was more or less expected… January is, in general, a strong revenue month as un-withheld tax deposits start flowing in… $75B in January vs. $13B in December.
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December 2017 US Cash Deficit $10B, 2017 Cash Deficit $710B
Nothing really interesting about December’s $10B deficit, but we now have a total for 2017 which rang up at $710B, $13B higher than 2016’s $697B deficit.
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November US Cash Deficit $161B
The US Cash Deficit for November came in at $161B compared to $157B last year pushing the 2017 cash deficit through 11 months to $700B, $17B over last year’s $683B.
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October US Cash Deficit $60B
We now have the finals for October which clocked a $60B cash deficit.
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September 2017 US Cash Deficit $14B
Revenue flat and outlays up a bit, pushing the September Cash deficit from $5B last year to $14B.
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Temporary Debt Limit Deal Reached (9-2017)
Can we really even call it a debt limit if Treasury can then circumvent it using laws/rules passed by congress for six full months, and $317B?
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