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US Federal Deficit

GRAPHIC: Explaining The Federal Budget Deficit

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Since as early as August, it's been clear that the United States federal deficit would top $1 trillion in 2011 for the third year in a row. At 8.7 per...

The Attack of the Real Black Helicopter Gang: The IMF Is Coming for Your Social Security

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The IMF told the US that it needs to start getting its budget deficit down. It put cutting Social Security at the top of the steps that the country should take to achieve deficit reduction. This one is more than a bit outrageous.