deficits

Budget Deficits Are Only Getting Bigger under Trump

Michael Tanner, National Review

The administration continues to spend money with reckless abandon. Recently, for example, the president suggested a fund to pay farmers for the losses caused by the president’s trade policies. Entitlement reform remains entirely off the table. President Trump’s supporters like to point out that he does things differently than previous presidents. No doubt. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to big spending and fiscal irresponsibility, President Trump is as conventional as they come.

$21 trillion reasons to fix the budget process

James Lankford and Tom Coburn, Washington Times

In the future, no one will remember the current stock market highs when we face the reality of deep debt and limited economic options. It is time to stop following the well-worn path of deficits and start leading our nation down the road less traveled toward financial health. President Trump campaigned on Making America Great Again. It’s time that we all start working to Keep America Great for the next generation. Hopefully, the Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Reforms can produce a bipartisan common sense solution that begins to solve our debt crisis.

Analysis: Hillary would boost deficit $2.2 trillion, spend 3X revenues

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

According to the center-right American Action Forum, Hillary Rodham Clinton's policy agenda "would increase the deficit by $2.2 trillion due to revenues increasing by $1.3 trillion while outlays increase by $3.5 trillion."