Why is the GOP Growing the Deficit Now?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- Feb 14, 2018
- 19:22 mins
Guest: James Curry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Utah, and Co-Director of the Utah Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network President Trump is out with a proposed budget that acknowledges he will not eliminate the federal budget deficit in eight years, as he promised. Rather, the tax cuts and large spending increases Republicans have approved in recent weeks will grow the federal debt by at least $7 trillion dollars over the next decade. So the question is why did Republicans in Congress do it? Why approve a 2-year spending bill that boosts funding $300 billion above the limits they’d enacted in 2011 to rein in government spending?