April 24, 2014

Outlays & Revenues

« Back To Indicators

This line graph shows historical and projected data for U.S. outlays and revenues. Only four times since 1968 have revenues exceeded outlays, thereby eliminating the deficit. Current policy projections show that the government is unlikely to come close to budget balance in future years. Projections of current law get closer, but still don't achieve balance.

Office of Management and Budget (Historical), Congressional Budget Office (Projected)



About the Issue

  • The federal budget is an expression of our country's values. Where we choose to spend and at what levels, how and who we tax, and the borrowing we...

Embed the Widget

Think this is important and wish you could share it? Don't forget to post it on facebook or twitter, but if you have a website of your own, you can do even more! Use the tool below to get code to embed this widget as you see it above, or as a small thumbnail badge with links back to this indicator on the Concord website.

Simply click below to pick the code that works best for you.

Click the text box above to select all code, press ctrl+c to copy, then paste into your HTML-enabled website or blog.