For example, in CBO's May 2011 projections a 2013 budget deficit was anticipated to be $510 billion, the actual deficit is $759 billion...that is a big 'oops'. Now let's take another step into the la la land of CBO budget projections. That same May 2011 report estimated the

**total deficits**for the fiscal years 2012 thru 2020 to be $3.209 trillion. Okay, fast forward to the May 2013 CBO budget projections. The total projection for those same years now amount to $5.504 trillion...

**only missed by $2.3 trillion**(and by the way in fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013 the actual deficit was $500 billion more the the CBO estimate)

**.**Does that give you any comfort about any rosy statements coming out of Washington?

So here's the bottom line...in two short years the budget deficit estimate was increased by $2.3 trillion and the Ryan/Murray plan says the deficit will be reduced by $25 billion???? What is wrong with this picture? Another typical shell game foisted on us by Washington!