Federal Surplus

Definition

The federal government's budget surplus; that is, the extent to which government revenues exceed government spending.

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You should try and figure out if there is a federal surplus and forecast how that may effect the market place.

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The Federal Surplus was non existent in recent years as the spending has exceeded the earning for the federal government.

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The people hoped that the congress would be able to cut enough wasteful spending to run a federal surplus, but once they got elected the congress decided to spend more and not less.

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