In the month since Clint Lorance, the former U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of war crimes, was pardoned by President Trump, he’s publicly thanked Trump and even went onstage at one of his fundraisers.
“SO WHAT”: Trump campaigned in 2016 on eliminating the federal debt in eight years and reining in the deficit, a key concern of Republicans throughout President Obama's two terms in office. They often accused Democrats of being excessive spenders, which racked up the deficit. The 2017 tax cuts blew up the federal deficit, which neared $1 trillion in fiscal year 2019 — a 26% jump from the year before as it steadily increased every year in office. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will cost $1.9 trillion over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Trump also signed a $1.4 trillion budget in December that boosted defense spending. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan budget watchdog, estimated earlier this month that Trump's spending priorities will pile an additional $4.7 trillion onto the debt through 2029. But hey the rich are getting richer right? I mean at some point the trickle down economics will kick in right? They have to? They told us so? SMH In the meantime we need inbreeds to not worry about this even though it was once so important to you. Republican calls to rein in federal spending and curb the deficits have largely died down.