Why the government needs a $400 million budget surplus

A few weeks ago, Congress had a surplus of $4.2 billion.

Today, the federal government is in a deficit of $3.6 billion, with the government in the red for the year and about $1.5 billion in debt.

That’s not a huge amount of money.

But it’s the kind of surplus that makes the federal budget deficit look manageable.

And the $400 billion deficit would look much smaller if the government had just used the money for other things.

It’s true that the federal debt has grown from $2.4 trillion to $4,890 billion over the past four years.

But the total debt is down by more than half from the peak of $14.7 trillion in fiscal year 2013.

In fact, it’s down by just $1 billion, or nearly 8%.

That means the federal deficit is shrinking, not growing, because the government is using a smaller portion of its resources to meet its obligations.

The federal government’s debt is shrinking because the debt-service payments are lower than they used to be, and the government doesn’t have to borrow any more money to fund its operations.

If you look at the size of the federal payroll tax, which is based on a formula that determines how much money is owed to employers, it actually shrank in the last fiscal year.

The federal government paid out just $4 billion to employers for wage, salary, and overtime payments, a decrease of $700 million from the previous year.

But in addition to the payroll tax payments, the government also received $1,300 million in other tax credits, which were up by $200 million.

The government is paying out about $600 million more in benefits than it used to.

The government is also getting fewer government benefits to employees than it was in the past.

In fiscal year 2018, the average employee was paid $1 million in Social Security disability benefits and $3,500 in Medicare benefits.

But over the same period, the share of the workforce receiving these benefits was about 20 percent.

The amount of time spent in federal government jobs is actually decreasing.

The number of workers who worked in federal jobs dropped from about 5 million in fiscal 2012 to about 3.6 million in 2018.

The share of workers working in government jobs dropped even more sharply in the first half of fiscal year 2019.

In a recent study, economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty looked at the average annual earnings of Americans between ages 20 and 64.

In 2020, the median earnings of those between ages 24 and 34 was $30,000.

In 2019, it was $34,000, and in 2018 it was still $31,000 — a decrease that is mostly attributable to the retirement of the baby boom generation.

But that means that, in 2020, people between ages 30 and 44 earned $32,000 less than they did in 2020.

That’s because their earnings declined by $8,000 over the period.

This means that the median household income in 2020 was $50,000 more than it would have been in 2020 without the recession.

And what happened in 2020 is that the income of the bottom 20 percent of earners declined by roughly $4 per year, as the percentage of people between the ages of 24 and 36 dropped from 36 percent to 27 percent.

The median household’s earnings were $25,000 lower in 2020 than they would have had they been in 2021.

The bottom 20% of earners lost an average of $11,600 of income per year in 2020 and 2021.

That means that they lost $17,600 in total income over the last four years, or about $13,300 per person.

That was the largest decline of all workers.

The median household in 2020 earned just $29,200, while it would now have earned about $37,000 in 2021, $35,000 per person, or $55,000 annually.

The number of people who are classified as unemployed is down, but the unemployment rate remains at 4.4 percent, down from the 6.8 percent rate in March 2018.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the labor force participation rate — the percentage who are either working or actively seeking work — is about 68.3 percent, up from 67.8 in March 2020.

But overall, the labor participation rate has fallen from 63.3 to 62.9 percent.

That has created an opening for employers to hire more workers, but also a need for people to find new jobs.

Employers are recruiting for positions in fields that are expected to grow in the coming years, such as the health care and education fields.

The economy has been booming, thanks in part to the growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector.

The U.K. and Germany have been doing better than the U

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