Congress Projects Smaller Deficit than White House
August 26, 2009 - 5:00 PMCongressional budget analysts project a cumulative $7 trillion deficit from 2010-2019, a figure roughly $2 trillion less than the one projected by the White House budget office.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in a report that came out on the same day as the White House midyear budget review, said the deficit this year will total $1.6 trillion and that putting the nation on a sustainable fiscal course will require a mix of lower spending and higher tax revenues than the amounts now projected.
The White House also projected a $1.6 trillion deficit this year, but a gloomier $9 trillion 10-year shortfall.
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