Obama said Tuesday the deficit appears on track to hit $1 trillion soon. Speaking to reporters after meeting with top economic aides, Obama said: "Potentially we've got trillion-dollar deficits for years to come, even with the economic recovery that we are working on."
He wants Congress to approve a stimulus plan of about $775 billion.
The federal deficit was about $455 billion when the last fiscal year ended on Sept. 30, 2008.
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