The U.S. government ran a $231.7B budget deficit in February, the Treasury Department reports,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The U.S. government ran a $231.7B budget deficit in February, the Treasury Department reports, up substantially from the $222.5B deficit in the same month last year. Receipts were $103.4B, and outlays were $335.1B. Fiscal YTD, the deficit is $580.8B, $60.4B less than at the same period last year.