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US deficit reaches world record levels, and rising

US deficit is now in Botswana and Russia territory in terms of record levels relative to GDP. The argument that this is not inflationary sounds to me like pushing water uphill.

$1.4 Trillion Deficit Complicates Stimulus Plans

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday that the federal budget deficit for the fiscal year that just ended was $1.4 trillion, nearly a trillion dollars greater than the year before and the largest shortfall relative to the size of the economy since 1945.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/17/us/17deficit.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

Written by Colin Henderson

October 17, 2009 at 02:25

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