Scandal… Team Obama Cooked the Books – 2010 Deficit Was Actually $2.1 Trillion Not $1.29 Trillion
If corporate accountants used government rules for their financial statements, they’d be jailed. That’s why we rarely see the real number of the federal deficit—a terrifying $2.1 trillion last year. …
In principle, changes in the cost of long-term commitments should be included in the budget, as they would under accrual accounting. The Financial Report takes a stab at doing so and finds that it would have almost doubled last year’s budget deficit from $1.3 trillion to $2.1 trillion.
And, here we thought a Trillion dollar national deficit was bad!