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CBO numbers don’t look good.


Here is the latest CBO report on Obama’s budget. They don’t look to promising.

If the President’s proposals were enacted, the federal government would record deficits of $1.5 trillion in 2010 and $1.3 trillion in 2011.

Measured relative to the size of the economy, the deficit under the President’s proposals would fall to about 4 percent of GDP by 2014 but would rise steadily thereafter.

Under the President’s budget, debt held by the public would grow from $7.5 trillion (53 percent of GDP) at the end of 2009 to $20.3 trillion (90 percent of GDP) at the end of 2020.

Obama won’t be in office by then so why should he care?

Mandatory outlays under the President’s proposals would be above CBO’s baseline projections by $1.9 trillion (or 8 percent) over the 2011–2020 period, about one-third of which would stem from net additional spending related to proposed changes to the health insurance system and health care programs. Much of the rest of the increase in mandatory spending would result from increased spending for refundable tax credits and for the Pell Grant program for postsecondary students.

We simply can’t afford any of this.

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  1. yttik
    March 9, 2010 at 08:11

    That’s a frightening amount of debt.

    • March 9, 2010 at 13:47

      And we know how accurate the CBO is. I expect by the end of the year that the projections were off, low, by at least 15%.

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