The MSM and Obama Administration put out a press release yesterday saying the government ran a surplus in April.
One small problem. It’s a Big Fat Lie.
If the government ran a true surplus of $58 billion, then the National Debt should have gone down by $58 billion.
There is a Treasury Dept website that provides the National Debt by day to the penny. Here is a link:
The National Debt on March 31, 2012 was $15,582,078,681,188.69
The National Debt on April 30, 2012 was $15,692,368,067,305.23
For the math challenged MSM mouthpieces, this means the National Debt went UP by $110.3 BILLION in April.
The government and their MSM lapdogs are following the BIG LIE propaganda method – report a $58 billion surplus when you are really running a $110 billion deficit and maybe the ignorant masses won’t notice.
We notice on TBP.
U.S. to run first surplus since 2008: CBO
Surplus is first of Obama’s presidency
By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. government recorded a budget surplus of $58 billion in April, the Congressional Budget Office estimated on Monday, breaking a streak of deficits that began in 2008.