Federal Deficits and Surpluses, 1800 to Present 

Aug 27, 2019 Prior to the Great Depression deficits were unusual in the U.S. Budget. Surpluses occurred in over two-thirds of the years between 1800 and 1930.

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Peter G. Peterson Foundation Chart Pack:

The PGPF chart pack illustrates that budget-making involves many competing priorities, limited resources, and complex issues. In this set of charts, we aim to frame the financial condition and fiscal outlook of the U.S. government within a broad economic, political, and demographic context.
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Voters' Fiscal Guide 2020

Your fiscal and economic headquarters for the 2020 election.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.