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The Federal deficit rose to $984 billion in fiscal year 2019, which is the highest in 7 years, according to an estimate released on Monday from the Congressional Budget Office.
The CBO results show that government expenditures increased by about 8 percent, while sales to only 4 percent in fiscal year 2019.
The increase in revenue was due to several factors, including the rise of the individual and the corporate income tax as well as tariff rates for imports from the PRC.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Federal deficit by nearly $1 trillion.
The increased spending, largely went to mandatory programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Other increases went to the Department of Defense, the Department of Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs, the CBO said.
2019 is the fourth year in a row that the deficit increases as a percentage of GDP. The Federal deficit exceeded $1 trillion is only four times since the global financial crisis.
During the 2016 campaign, President Trump the debt and deficit is pledged against the nation. When he took up office in January 2017, the Federal deficit of about $585 billion euros.
The CBO estimate based on published data from the Daily Treasury statements published by the Department of the Treasury. The Department reports on the actual deficit for fiscal year 2019 later this month.
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Earlier this year, the Ministry of Finance predicted the Federal government would the deficit more than 1 trillion dollars, an increase of $779 billion in the past year.