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Catherine Rampell: The deficit has gotten worse. This shouldn’t be a surprise.

edited October 2019 in Off-Topic

Meanwhile, federal spending has grown. A lot. And not just on the growing legions of elderly Americans; defense and other areas of discretionary spending have also shot up under Trump’s presidency. So have interest payments on the debt, even as interest rates have fallen.

There’s nary a peep about any of these trends from politicians of either party. And don’t expect one anytime soon – at least not until there’s a Democrat back in the White House, when we can expect all those Republican fiscal hawks to abruptly fly back home.

Catherine Rampell is a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group. Her email address is [email protected] Follow her on Twitter, @crampell.


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