Monday, August 10, 2009

Deficits: How is that net Spending cut looking?

Anyone remember this?

Gee...well let's see how that's working out....From the Hill:
Bailouts for financial firms and billions in tax revenue lost because of the recession drove the deficit to a record $1.3 trillion in July, according to the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Tax receipts that have fallen due to the poor economy and increased spending to save car companies, banks and mortgage firms were major contributors to the federal deficit, according to CBO, which provides official budget numbers for Congress. The federal deficit grew by another $181 billion in July.

And in the strictest sense of cutting spending at keeping that spending cut possible, we see this:
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress to increase the $12.1 trillion debt limit on Friday, saying it is "critically important" that they act in the next two months.

More proof Obama is the liar we all expected him to be....