The words “deficit” and “debt” disappeared from the Republican lexicon once Donald Trump became president.
Concord in the News
The unfortunate byproduct of dysfunction in Washington, D.C., is an exploding federal deficit.
President Trump oversaw a massive increase in the deficit during his first full year in office, the
For all the talk of excessive spending in Washington, no major program saw a double-digit percentage increase in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.
"The prospect of large and growing debt poses substantial risks for the nation and presents policymakers with significant challenges," The Concord Coalition noted in a report this summer.
A non-partisan coalition is inviting Twin Cities residents to beat the debt clock.
"What has happened is what George Washington warned against, and that is the rise of factions," said David Jolly, a former Republican congressman from Florida.
Watch Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, discuss the government funding deadline and other fiscal issues on C-SPAN's Washington Jour
The Concord Coalition and the Warren B.