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Federal Deficit In 2009 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars [JSON] [iframe]

Chart uploaded on May 11, 2017.

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The federal deficit is larger then it used to be in the past. But at the same time, the population has grown and there are more taxpayers then in years past. More importantly, the economy has grown, so there is more money to counteract the inflationary pressures of deficit spending. See also my graph of the deficit by percentage of the GDP: http://andyarthur.org/chart-federal-deficit-as-a-percentage-of-gdp.html

Data Source: Historical Tables, Table 1.3—Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and Surpluses or Deficits (-) in Current Dollars, Constant (FY 2009) Dollars, and as Percentages of GDP: 1940–2021. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/budget/Historicals

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