U.S. red ink rising even higher ... to $1.8 trillion
Published 05/12/2009, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The government will have to borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year, exploding the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion under new White House estimates. Budget office figures released Monday would add $89 billion to the 2009 red ink.Word count: 762
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