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The U.S. fiscal gap, calculated (by us) using the Congressional Budget Office’s realistic long-term budget forecast -- the Alternative Fiscal Scenario -- is now $222 trillion. Last year, it was $211 trillion. The $11 trillion difference -- this year’s true federal deficit -- is 10 times larger than the official deficit and roughly as large as the entire stock of official debt in public hands.
Anyone have 222$ TRILLION dollars?,
As long as the internet speed is fast.
Originally posted by kn0wh0w
What baffles me is why aren't we up in arms?
The FED and bankers have raped the majority of the people systematically for de decades.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It's not for the rushed or those without Excel. However....if one would like to see how accurate the OP is (He's dead on) and see how much worse it really IS...
Actual U.S. Federal Budget Numbers w/o spin
In particular, under Fiscal Year 2013 -> Historical Tables, load and go over the XLS files in section 13 -> 16. Those are the absolute dollar sheets for what comes IN, what goes OUT and broken down to great detail. Sickening detail. Line item levels.
If anyone's been wondering why I don't seem to have much better to do these past several days than be on and off here almost all day and night...(I do sleep a little)... That link is where my larger monitor has been for the better part of 3 days..or more specifically, the spread sheets linked from that page.
It's enough to ruin the day of an eternal optimist, but those sheets have it all. Black and white..and down to individual federal accounts that hold how much for which program and to the pennies. They even run all tose numbers BACK for decades (which is why I first latched on...a thread I'm still making for ATS) Hope that helps support the numbers!
Clinton came into office with a deficit and got it under control without having to starve anybody or kill of social programs
It's all just a way to make people afraid. Frightened people are much more submissive and prone to following instruction.