Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?

October 17, 2018 by TWN Staff
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), left, looks on as President Donald Trump holds up an executive order at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C., on April 21, 2017. (Ron Sachs/Picture Alliance/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)

Despite all the blustering on the campaign trail about the debt and deficit, this week the Treasury Department announced a fiscal year 2018 deficit of $779 billion. This is the largest deficit since 2012, two years after the Tea Party wave swept Democrats out of power in the House in 2010.

What are budget hawks in Congress saying?

Blue Dog Coalition on Twitter: Unfortunately, we’re now seeing the repercussions of the partisan, deficit-exploding GOP tax law. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Our future depends on both parties working together to get our nation’s fiscal house back in order. We can be fiscally responsible—we must be.

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