Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October - Yahoo! News Canada: "The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape.
The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011.
Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion."
Isn't our current head of the Executive Branch the one who said such deficits were "unpatriotic" and "irresponsible"? So what's changed since then?