Monday, February 12, 2018

Republican Fiscal Farce

Trump to drop GOP’s long-standing goal of a balanced budget
President Trump, who is slated to unveil his budget today, is remaking the Republican economic playbook in his own image, abandoning ideological consistency in ­favor of a debt-busting strategy that will upend how Washington taxes and spends trillions of dollars each year.
By David J. Lynch and Damian Paletta
GOP leaders have prioritized tax-cut plan, increase in military spending over past calls for eliminating deficit
Trump’s infrastructure plan has details on everything except how to pay for it.
-from the Washington Post. Republicans have never been serious about fiscal responsibility despite their rhetoric and demand to cut Medicare and Social Security which is totally idealogical and not serious budget cutting. Republicans have never had any intention of a balanced budget.

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