Paying off the Visa with the MasterCard


The federal government posted its largest monthly deficit in history in February at $223 billion, according to preliminary numbers the Congressional Budget Office released Monday morning.

That figure tops last February’s record of $220.9 billion, and marks the 29th straight month the government has run in the red — a modern record. The last time the federal government posted even a monthly surplus was September 2008, just before the financial collapse.

Last month’s federal deficit is nearly four times as large as the spending cuts House Republicans have passed in their spending bill, and is more than 30 times the size of Senate Democrats’ opening bid of $6 billion.


Meanwhile, the NYT editorial board described those tiny spending cuts as “breathtaking ruthlessness.” What do they call saddling our kids with another $223 billion in debt in just 28 days?


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