When President Donald Trump returns to Wisconsin next year to campaign for re-election, he’ll have a tough time providing voters with a credible explanation for why the national debt has reached a record of more than $22 trillion. That’s $2 trillion more than the day he took office. . . .
The nonpartisan Concord Coalition, which long ago began warning of the danger of the national debt, says this budget, like others from the Trump administration, “reflects little real interest in the hard work of unwinding the structural issues that drive federal spending projections higher than revenues: population aging, rising health care costs and an inefficient tax code.”