So it brings in a little more revenue, and the CBPP wants that revenue to go straight to deficit reduction.
BP will deduct its $20 billion costs against tax and that's a direct loss to revenue.
Brian Tamanaha asks what is really being lost in this all-out race for prestige and revenue.
early 15c., "income from property or possessions," from Middle French revenue, in Old French, "a return," noun use of fem. past participle of revenir "come back" (10c.), from Latin revenire "return, come back," from re- "back" (see re-) + venire "come" (see venue). Meaning "public income" is first recorded 1680s; revenue sharing popularized from 1971. Revenuer "U.S. Department of Revenue agent," the bane of Appalachian moonshiners, first attested 1880.
The income of local, state, or national governments.