United States Federal Budget: Debt and Deficit

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Budget deficits have declined sharply in recent years, down from 10 percent of the U.S. economy in fiscal 2009, to a projected 3.1 percent in 2015. Over the past 50 years, the budget deficit averaged 2.8 percent of the economy. Find out more at: http://nationalpriorities.org/works-on/debt-deficit/