By COREY BOLES
WASHINGTON—The federal government recorded a $1.3 trillion budget deficit in fiscal 2011, the same as the previous fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.
In its monthly assessment of the government's finances, the nonpartisan congressional scorekeeper said the $1.3 trillion deficit was equivalent to 8.6% of gross domestic product, down from 8.9% in fiscal 2010 but still the third-highest percentage of GDP recorded since 1945.
Now RP has another nice poll to go along with his foreign policy position. Couple this with his military donations and watch the neocons squirm.
For years federal auditors have reported that millions of American dollars have been wasted or are unaccounted for in the effort to rebuild and stabilize Iraq.
State Department employee Peter Van Buren gives a ground-level account of that waste and corruption in his book, We Meant Well – How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds off the Iraqi People. Van Buren was a veteran Foreign Service officer who'd spent much of his career in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan when he volunteered for Iraq service in 2009.
Once again the government takes the easy way out of damage assessment instead of doing their jobs...hell, it's not their money@@@@@@@@@@