Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Federal Budget Deficit Hits April Record

The U.S Federal budget deficit last month reached $82.7 billion, the highest amount ever recorded for the month of April. This is up drastically from last years April deficit of only $20 billion. According to the Associated Press, the number was above the $30 billion deficit private economists had been forecasting.

The government normally runs surpluses in April as millions of taxpayers file their income tax returns. However, income tax payments were down this April, reflecting the impact of a severe recession which has pushed millions of people out of work.

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