Big deficits are not an issue for Donald Trump. Apparently, the bigger the better:
(CNN) The Pentagon's the big winner in President Donald Trump's $4.4 trillion budget proposal. Trump, who wants to increase "arsenals of virtually every weapon," asked for $686 billion, one of the largest military spending requests in US history. Meanwhile, diplomats are taking it on the chin. Trump's budget would trim funds for the State Department by almost a third, to $39.3 billion. That provoked sharp criticism from lawmakers, retired military leaders and others, who argued that it would undermine US security and leadership.
As the President proposes an infrastructure budget of 200 billion, robbing Peter to pay Paul, he builds a wall at tax payer expense, builds a huge military budget, and takes away food from the poor. All of this while he continues to watch the deficit grow.
What happened to fiscal responsibility?
(NBC) Trump's budget is also an indelible snapshot, a frozen image of the moment when the federal government abandoned all pretense of balancing its books.
What happened to the deficit cutting, debt reducing GOP? Under Deficit Donald, those are gone. The Trump budget adds 7 trillion to the deficit and gives the nation 7 trillion reasons why the GOP and Trump are the biggest hypocrites of modern politics.
Then there is the hidden tax increase.
So where is the State money coming from? Increased taxes, fees, and assessments? The Trump plan passes the majority of the burden onto State governments. States are going to need to find revenue to fund infrastructure rebuilding.
There you have it, new sources of tax revenue. Therefore, Trump is playing a shell game. No matter how you spin it, the taxpayer is going to pay for infrastructure. Trump is just dishonest about the proposal knowing that the burden falls on Americans but attempting to preserve his “tax cut” message for political gain. He also knows it is unlikely that states can fund infrastructure rebuilding without increasing taxes or other sources of revenue.
Welcome to the world of the deficit creating GOP. The GOP, the party that cuts taxes and spends more, passing the debt onto you.
Now, that is something you can believe in.