The federal government raked in a record of approximately $2,446,920,000,000 in tax revenues through the first nine months of fiscal 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 through the end of June), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. That equaled approximately $16,451 for every person in the country who had either a full-time or part-time job in June. It is also up about $178,156,270,000 in constant 2015 dollars from the $2,268,763,730,000 in revenue (in inflation-adjusted 2015 dollars) that the Treasury raked in during the first nine months of fiscal 2014.
Despite the record tax revenues of $2,446,920,000,000 in the first nine months of this fiscal year, the government spent $2,760,301,000,000 during those nine months, and, thus, ran up a deficit of $313,381,000,000 during the period.
With the participation in the labor force at its lowest level in decades, this means that half the country is now supporting the other half. You can bet Obama and the Democrats will spend the next 18 months making sure that imbalance gets even worse — and that, in the end, we will have nothing to show for it.