90 Miles From Tyranny : U.S. government posts $182 billion surplus in April

Thursday, May 11, 2017

U.S. government posts $182 billion surplus in April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government had a $182 billion budget surplus in April, confounding market expectations for a deficit, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday.

The budget surplus was $106 billion in April 2016, according to Treasury's monthly budget statement.

The fiscal 2017 year-to-date deficit was $344 billion compared with $353 billion in the same period of fiscal 2016.

When accounting for calendar adjustments, the surplus last month was $145 billion compared with an adjusted surplus of $146 billion the prior year. The adjusted deficit for the fiscal year to date was...

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Woodsterman (Odie) said...

It went in the right direction for a change. Now if only we could convince RINOs to not be afraid of their own shadow, we might get somewhere.

Unknown said...

I don't think that will ever happen Woodsterman. I haven't seen it yet..quite the opposite nowadays.