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Congressional Budget Office: Obama budget
wouldn´t put debt on downward path

Washington Examiner, by Joseph Lawler

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 4/17/2014 12:37:07 PM

President Obama´s budget would not place the federal debt on a downward path over the next 10 years, according to projections released by the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday. The CBO, Congress’ nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, projected that if the president’s proposals were to go into effect, federal debt held by the public would rise from $12.8 trillion at the end of fiscal 2014 to $19.9 trillion in 2024, leaving the level of debt as a share of total economic output constant, at roughly 74 percent. That would be lower than the baseline projection of 78 percent if nothing is done,

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What a surprise. s/o The president’s budget envisions taxes rising by a total of $1.4 trillion. Un.be.lievable. How about doing some cutting?

      


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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2014 5:57:23 PM     Post Reply
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Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2014 12:15:14 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2014 11:56:35 AM     Post Reply
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