Politics In big reversal, new Trump budget will give up on longtime Republican goal of eliminating deficit

04:50  12 february  2018
04:50  12 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 9: House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, leaves the House Chamber following a vote to fund the U.S. Government on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. © Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 9: House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, leaves the House Chamber following a vote to fund the U.S. Government on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump on Monday will offer a budget plan that falls far short of eliminating the government’s deficit over 10 years, conceding that huge tax cuts and new spending increases make this goal unattainable, three people familiar with the proposal said.

Eliminating the budget deficit over 10 years has been a North Star for the Republican Party for several decades, and GOP lawmakers took the government to the brink of default in 2011 when they demanded a vote on a amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit the federal government from spending more than it takes in through revenues.

GOP the party of deficit hawks? That was then.

  GOP the party of deficit hawks? That was then. Republicans rode the tea party wave to power eight years ago on a message of fiscal responsibility and attacking budget deficits, and kept at it during President Barack Obama's two terms. That was then. Republican leaders early Friday were rounding up support for a bipartisan budget bill that would put the government on track for annual deficits topping $1 trillion, a gap last seen toward the end of Obama's first term.

Donald Trump promised the American people he would eliminate the federal deficit in a speedy eight years — and somehow do it And on top of it all, he’s maintained a longtime Republican promise to balance the federal budget . 1) They want to deliver big cuts to the taxation of investment income.

In this case, said Steve Bell, a longtime Republican budget aide who is now a senior adviser at The budget agreement gives congressional committees several weeks to write detailed spending bills. Mr. Trump said during his election campaign he didn't want to cut the big entitlement programs

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), when he used to chair the House Budget Committee, routinely proposed tax and spending outlines that would eliminate the deficit over 10 years, even though critics said his changes would lead to a severe curtailment in government programs.

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In 2013, Ryan proposed $4.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years, an amount he said was sufficient to eliminating the deficit. Those changes were not adopted by Congress or supported by the Obama administration.

The White House and GOP leaders have largely jettisoned goals like this since Trump took office last year. Trump’s budget plan will call for a range of spending cuts that reduces the growth of the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years, but it would not eliminate the deficit entirely, said the people familiar with the proposal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans before they’re publicly unveiled.

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The Ohio Republican slammed Trump ’s budget for proposing to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Sign up for your daily dose of politics, culture, and big ideas. Last year, Trump gave a similar speech and was heralded by pundits across the spectrum for seeming “presidential.”

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GOP leaders have prioritized the tax cut plan and a major increase to military spending over their past calls for eliminating the deficit. A vocal minority of GOP lawmakers have complained about this shift, but they proved no match for the bulk of the party last week when spending levels for the next two years were expanded.

Still, when Trump proposes a budget that falls far short of eliminating the deficit, it could heighten complaints from conservatives who have said the Republican party has strayed too far.

In 2017, Trump’s budget proposal sought to eliminate the budget deficit over 10 years, though his budget writers were ridiculed for what some alleged was a $2 trillion math error.

The U.S. government spends more money than it brings in through revenue, a gap known as the budget deficit. The government ran a deficit of $666 billion in 2017. The deficit in 2019 is expected to eclipse $1.1 trillion, in part because of measures put into place since Trump took office.

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Sign up . New member. The Trump fiscal 2019 budget -- due out Monday -- could again propose large cuts in domestic spending, an even larger boost in military spending and a balanced budget . In this case, said Steve Bell, a longtime Republican budget aide who is now a senior adviser at the

President Trump ’s corporate tax cuts will likely generate enormous deficits , even if the administration’s rosiest economic forecasts come true, setting Republicans up to claim that the time has come to cut Social Security, Medicare, and welfare to reduce the expected trillion deficit

In June, the Congressional Budget Office projected the U.S. government would run deficits of roughly $10 trillion over the next decade. Since that report, Congress passed a tax cut law that is projected to add at least $1 trillion to the debt over 10 years, and last week Congress agreed on roughly $500 billion in new spending measures over the next two years.

It could not be learned how large the White House projects the deficit will be after 10 years. Even after accounting for the $3 trillion in cuts they will offer, the White House is expected to project the economy will grow at a much stronger clip than many economists believe will occur. The faster the economy grows, the more tax revenue will increase, helping offset spending.

Policymakers typically try to contract the deficit when the economy is strong and let it expand when the economy is weak. But the White House and Congress have in recent months sought to take a different approach, expanding the deficit when the unemployment rate is very low and the economy is growing at a stronger rate.

The U.S. government already has roughly $20 trillion in debt, according to some measures. Rising interest rates will make this debt more expensive for taxpayers, a phenomenon budget watchers believe could make it harder for the U.S. government to respond to an economic crisis.

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  Fraudulence of the Fiscal Hawks Republicans haven’t changed their views on deficits — they never cared about them; they just wanted to hurt Obama.In 2011, House Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, issued a report full of dire warnings about the dangers of budget deficits. “The United States is facing a crushing burden of debt,” it declared, warning of a looming fiscal crisis that might soon “capsize” the economy. Citing the horrors of big deficits, Republicans refused to raise the federal debt ceiling, threatening to create financial turmoil and effectively blackmailing President Barack Obama into cutting spending on domestic programs.

Under Obama, House Speaker Paul Ryan drew up and passed budgets — never enacted, of Republicans want to pass large, deficit -expanding tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. 4 New Trump Corruption Stories From the Last Day Alone. What’s New on Netflix: February 2018.

But there is still a long road ahead. President Donald Trump says he will sign “maybe the biggest tax cut And he’s promised to eliminate the federal debt in eight years while he’s at it. In other words, this budget gives Republicans the freedom to make deep tax cuts without having to pay for them.

In a brief synopsis of the budget released by the White House Sunday evening, it said it “imposes a fiscal discipline on Washington spending that many in today’s political climate reject, yet which remains more important than ever.”

The budget is expected to target spending cuts at social welfare programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, large segments of government spending that have long been eyed by Republicans for cuts. The White House is looking at ways to curb these programs by expanding work requirements for beneficiaries, but it is unclear how much money changes like this would save or whether it would find enough political support.

The White House on Sunday evening revealed several parts of the budget that called for spending increases but didn’t detail a single area it planned to propose cutting.

For example, it called for $200 billion in federal funds for Trump’s infrastructure plan, $23 billion for border security and immigration enforcement, $85.5 billion for veterans programs, and $13 billion over the next two years to combat the opioid epidemic.

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