Why Trump's Budget Proposal Is Too Optimistic on Deficits

Published Feb 12, 2018. By Jeanne Sahadi.

President Donald Trump introduced his 2019 budget blueprint on Monday. He makes some pretty unrealistic claims about how his current proposals would reduce deficits. . . .

"The depth of the budgetary hole that has been dug over the past year is made clear by the fact that the administration could not produce a balanced budget even with unrealistic growth assumptions and scoring gimmicks," said Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog.