Category Archives: Methodology

Calculating the Daily Deficit

When we talk deficit here at the Daily Deficit….we are talking about cash. Simply…cash in less cash out. If I take in $5B in taxes, and spend $10B…my daily deficit was $5B. We make two notable adjustments to the DTS … Continue reading

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METHODOLOGY

First, some background. I’ve been tracking the US federal debt for about a decade now. I started off using the Treasury’s “debt to the penny” site, checking in every month just to see what the monthly change was. Although I knew … Continue reading

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Welcome to US DAILY DEFICIT

Welcome to the US Daily Deficit, a blog dedicated to the financial analysis of the United States Government. As the title suggests, we will be taking a daily look at the daily deficit/surplus, looking at short and long term trends, … Continue reading

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