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Deficits/Debt
March 11, 2010

Is U.S. deficit spending out of control?

Deficits Debt

''Record budget deficit

The U.S. government in February spent $211 billion more than it took in, setting a record budget deficit for a month.

The U.S. Treasury released data Wednesday saying figures from last month indicate the federal government will probably pass the annual deficit record of $1.4 trillion set in the last fiscal year.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told a House of Representatives subcommittee the deficit spending is aiding economic recovery efforts but also is 'unsustainably high.'

The current fiscal year is five months old and the government is showing a budget deficit of $651.6 billion, nearly $53 billion more than the same fiscal 2009 time period.''

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