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U.S. budget deficit jumped to $215.2 billion

The Treasury Department says the February number is 12.1 percent higher than a year ago

WASHINGTON» The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $215.2 billion in February, up significantly from a year ago as the impact of the GOP tax cuts passed in December begins to surface.
The Treasury Department said Monday that the February deficit was 12.1 percent higher than a year ago, reflecting in part a drop of $5 billion in individual withholding taxes paid last month compared to a year ago. In February, employers started using tax tables that withheld less from paychecks based on the new law.
 President Donald Trump’s new budget projects this year’s deficit will hit $873 billion, up a sharp 31.3 percent.
This follows seven years of decreasing deficits under the Obama administration.


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