$642 Billion

— The Congressional Budget Office's latest estimate for the fiscal year 2013 federal deficit, down from $845 billion three months ago and $1.087 trillion last year, amid higher than expected tax revenues and dividend payments from federally-owned mortgage-finance companies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS

House Budget Committee member Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) holds a copy of U.S. President Barack Obama's FY2014 budget proposal on Capitol Hill in Washington April 10, 2013.

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TyPollard
TyPollard

If they can't even turn a profit we should turn the government over to the private sector. Maybe Mitt is available to do a hostel takeover.

fitty_three
fitty_three

This proves that the sky is falling, right?

notsacredh
notsacredh

This ficticious number has nothing to do with Benghazi. Why is it even here?

outsider
outsider

Oh - so gov't spending helps?? 


Who would have thought?


Oh yeah, everyone who doesn't have an R after their name. 


Bet Krugman feels pretty good right now; he ought to. 

notsacredh
notsacredh

Thanks outsider2011. I work 7 straight midnights starting tomorrow night and then it's right back to working overtime.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@sacredh

Sell your MIL, er, I mean, house and move to an office in the basement. :)