The US economy continues expanding. Such growth was nonexistent throughout the entire eight years of the Oabma admenstruation.
Growth is good! It means more people get employed; and less become the burden of the taxpayers (aka welfare). So, since more revenue is rolling in - lets celebrate! How about we start rolling back our DEFICIT; and start paying down the DEBT?! Nope. The deficit for 2019 will continue to rise. Surprised? I'm sure as hell not!
Excerpts from the Heritage Foundation :
> "The CBO projects that, by 2020, the deficit will grow to more than $1 trillion annually, an increase of $233 billion from the latest projection. By 2028, annual deficits could reach more than $1.5 trillion annually, with no sign of slowing down. The 10-year cumulative deficit is projected to be $12.4 trillion, over $2 trillion higher than last year’s CBO estimates."
> "How Washington handles America’s fiscal problems will, indeed, define the future of the United States as a superpower and as a country. If Americans remain unwilling to control the national debt level, Washington will lose its ability to shape the international system —a situation that would ultimately threaten America’s viability as a nation"
The President continues to call for funding for "the wall" to be included in the 2019 spending bill (I refuse io call it a "budget!). Lets be totally honest here. What good will that "wall" do if states REFUSE to abide by federal laws w/ their sanctuary policies; and where they refuse to incarcerate, and even protect, criminals - because they are illegal aliens? And what about the FACT that the US continues to take in the so called "refugees" from the Middle East? (45,000 in 2018 so far)
A growing economy alone IS NEVER ENOUGH! NO ONE is resolving a damned thing! So, bottom line is - the nation is still very much in peril.