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Trump adds $4.1 trillion to national debt. Here’s where the money went

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Trump adds $4.1 trillion to national debt. Here's where the money went

The debt will be the republican’s number one priority once a Democrat is President. If you take away the $70B tax break given to corporations, the net growth would be 1.8%. Didn't Obama do better than that? I have to conclude that Trump doesn't know what he is doing with the economy. Why do we need to spend $730B a year on defense? If you add the $300B that NATO is spending, that is more than ALL military spending of all of the other countries of the world COMBINED!

Once President Trump signs the budget deal that was passed by the House on Thursday and is expected to be approved by the Senate in a few days, he will have added $4.1 trillion to the national debt, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. The total national debt surpassed $22 trillion in February.

This will mark the third time that a major piece of deficit-financed legislation will get Trump’s stamp of approval. Legislation Trump has so far signed since 2017 has added $2.4 trillion to the national debt through 2029, according to CRFB, a nonpartisan public policy group.

Many investors are worried about the ballooning national debt, with 54% naming the political environment and 47% viewing national debt as their top concerns, according to a UBS second-quarter investor sentiment survey. Tax and spending policy are the main reasons for the national debt expansion from 2017 to 2029, according to CRFB.

The biggest contributor to the $4.1 trillion that will be added to the national debt through 2029 is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This signature tax cut legislation signed by Trump in 2017 single-handedly increased the debt by $1.8 trillion, according to CRFB.

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