Today’s Federal Deficit Report Hints at Looming Financial Crisis in the U.S.

by Money Morning Staff Reports
Money Morning

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the projected federal deficit report today. To put it bluntly – the country’s fiscal outlook is somewhat grim for the foreseeable future.

The CBO — Congress’ official, nonpartisan agency for calculating the fiscal impact of legislation – announced the annual shortfall would be $152 billion larger for FY 2016 than it was for FY 2015 ($439 billion).

It’s an unexpected increase, the agency stated, due in large part to anemic economic growth in the first half of the year.

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