U.S. federal budget shortfall to $322 billion in first quarter of fiscal 2012

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U.S. Dec. budget deficit $86 billion: Treasury
12 January 2012
, by Robert Schroeder - Washington (MarketWatch)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-dec-budget-deficit-86-billion-treasury-2012-01-12-141110

The U.S. government ran a deficit of $86 billion in December, the Treasury Department reported Thursday, pushing the federal budget shortfall to $322 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Receipts were $240 billion in December, compared to spending of $326 billion by the government in the month.

For the fiscal year to date, the deficit fell by $47 billion compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
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