The State of the Union Told With Metrics

Published Feb 8, 2019. By Brian A. Howey.

And the State of the Union is . . . ?

With President Trump delivering his third State of the Union address and the final one before Special Counsel Robert Mueller issues his Russia collusion investigation report and the 2020 presidential race begins in earnest, let’s not take the politicians’ word. Let’s check out the metrics:  . . . 

The U.S. federal budget deficit for fiscal year 2019 is $985 billion, 18 percent higher than last year. We are facing a decade of trillion dollar deficits (and that’s not factoring in the next inevitable recession). According to The Concord Coalition, the federal debt is $21.9 trillion.