The Ups and Downs

The Ups and Downs

New federal budget figures show mixed results.

For the first 10 months of fiscal year 2019, the U.S. government recorded an estimated budget deficit of $867 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report. This was $184 billion more than the deficit in the same period in FY2018.

Also compared to the same 2018 period, revenues rose by $92 billion and outlays were $276 billion higher. Individual income and payroll taxes were up $78 billion (3%) and withholding grew by $51 billion (3%). That “largely reflects increases in wages and salaries that were partly offset by a decline in the share of income withheld for taxes,” the CBO said.

Here’s the report: https://bit.ly/2OWBrH2