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Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding Boehner-Obama Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year

Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding Boehner-Obama Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year

Saturday, April 09, 2011

 

John Boehner and Harry Reid

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) at the White House on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

(CNSNews.com) - The federal debt increased $54.1 billion in the eight days preceding the deal made by President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) to cut $38.5 billion in federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, which runs through September.

The debt was $14.2101 trillion on March 30, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and $14.2642 on April 7.

Since the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2010, the national debt has increased by $653.4 billion.

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Comment by Tess on April 10, 2011 at 2:39pm
Dittos Lee. It is just gross.
Comment by Lee Norris on April 10, 2011 at 2:14pm
Its insane that they think that the American people dont see how foolish they are, or they just plain dont care, I choose to think the latter,  How could they hold our young men and women in uniform hostage to the game of politics they play,, i say vote them all out.

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