US Budget Deficit Tops $1 Trillion

Associated Press
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The U.S. budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time in seven years, the Treasury Department said Thursday.

The federal government’s budget deficit rose by $200 billion in August to $1.067 trillion. It’s up 19 percent, or $169 billion, from the October to August period of last year.

“Outlays for Military active duty and retirement, Veteran’s benefits, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare payments to Health Maintenance Organizations and prescription drug plans accelerated into August, because September 1, 2019, the normal payment date, fell on a non-business day,” the Treasury Department said.


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