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This Year's Budget Deficit Has Already Exceeded 2018's

It's up 27% from the same time last fiscal year.
Posted at 8:45 PM, Aug 12, 2019

The U.S. fiscal deficit has already exceeded last year's total.

Bloomberg reports in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2019, the deficit gap grew to $866.8 billion — up 27% from the same time last year.

The change is reportedly due to Republican tax cuts, more federal spending and an aging population. 

The Treasury Department projects the deficit could exceed $1 trillion this fiscal year. And the Congressional Budget Office says the annual deficit is likely to exceed that number in 2022 and beyond.