Budgest, taxes, deficits and debt: Or, Mulvaney versus the math

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“On one hand, in addition to the increased defense spending, Trump wants a $1 trillion infrastructure program and he’s pledged not to touch Social Security or Medicare spending. On the other hand, he’s promised to cut taxes. Even if his hands weren’t so famously small, they’d have trouble holding on to both sets of promises while juggling two more in the air: He’s promised to reduce the federal government’s annual spending deficit and pay down its gigantic debt.” (03/03/17)