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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Ten Year Report

A decade of work addressing America's fiscal challenges to secure a healthy, growing economy.


This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.