I noted that "US Expenditures in 2010 were $1,290 Billion more than receipts, which were estimated at $2,318 Billion. That means that we spent $3,608 Billion. We spent 55% more than we took in."
Today, Ryan McMaken notes that we've raised record revenues for the federal government in 2015 at approximately $3,200 Billion. Up 38% from the depths of the recession. Amazingly, spending has been more or less flat at $3,600 Billion - not an actual cut, but about the best that can often be hoped for. Now we spend only 12% more than we take in. All in more or less constant dollars.
Accurate Reality: We've still a bit to go, but Grow, Print and Cut has worked to get the government out of the woods for now.