Social & Political

The times, they keep a-spendin'


Stimulus payments result in record May deficit –

A flood of economic aid payments pushed the federal budget deficit to $165.9 billion, the highest imbalance ever for May.

The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that the May deficit was more than double what it was in May 2007. Some $48 billion in payments went out as part of the $168 billion economic relief effort to revive the economy and keep the country from a deep recession.

Just another biggest, first-ever accomplishment to note in the long history of the Reagan Legacy, Bush administration and what John McCain would call “progress.”]]>