Okay solar, so your point is the word “if” is used in the CBO Budget Outlook. I bet the word "if" is used in all the CBO links I’ve posted in this thread. Budget estimates require assumptions. they have to tell you "if current law.... ". In 2008, their estimate was off because it didnt account the stimulus check Bush mailed out in Q2. So if the "ifs" bother you, focus on the actuals. Actuals dont have "ifs"
this seems a perfectly good use of the word “if”. (just read the first part solar)
“The federal budget deficit, which shrank as a percentage of GDP for the third year in a row in 2012, will fall again in 2013, if current laws remain the same.”
And don’t forget, its an estimate of the current FY. (you do remember that the current FY starts 10/1 of the previous calendar year). So if you look at the previous CBO estimates I posted, I’d say they are in the ball park. Now "if" we default on our debt I’m sure the numbers would change but nobody needs that explained to them do they?
Kids reading blogs are boring...
Honestly boo boo, why do you even bother to post?