Budget Disaster – Biden Continues To WRECK America’s Economy

A 27% rise over its initial projection from February, the Congressional Budget Office said this week that it now expects the federal budget deficit this year to be $400 billion more.

The primary causes of the change are higher expenses from the April-signed supplemental spending package, which funds military assistance to Israel and Ukraine; higher than anticipated costs associated with decreasing student loan balances; higher spending on Medicaid; and higher spending on FDIC insurance due to the agency’s failure to recover payments made following the 2023 and 2024 banking crises.

The study also predicts that by the end of 2034, the country’s publicly owned debt will have risen from 99% of GDP at the end of 2024 to 122% of GDP, the largest amount ever recorded. The report says, “Then it keeps rising.”

In the future, politicians will have to deal with deficits due to the weight of servicing the entire debt, an aging population that raises the overall cost of Medicare and Social Security, and growing healthcare costs.

President Joe Biden’s assertion that he has reduced deficits is undermined by the report since borrowing rose in 2023 and is expected to do so once more this year.

Released in March, the White House budget proposal intends to raise tax revenues by $4.9 trillion and lower the deficit by around $3 trillion over the following ten years.

Following the report’s release, Karine Jean-Pierre, a spokeswoman for the White House, stated that “the president is going to work to do everything he can when it comes to lowering the deficit,” noting that former President Trump “didn’t sign a single measure to cut the deficit.”

Tax cuts enacted during the Trump administration, according to White House Senior Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates, “continue to come at the expense of the American people by pushing up deficits.”

In his role as a 2024 presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump recently pledged to further reduce the corporate tax rate he had already slashed, among other things, to a gathering of CEOs. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the executive acts and legislation that President Trump signed into law cost roughly $8.4 trillion over a ten-year period, including interest.

The CBO estimates, according to Michael A. Peterson, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation CEO, indicate that things are getting worse for America’s pressing national debt problem.

“The detrimental impacts of rising interest rates are still present, driving up interest payments on a massive amount of preexisting debt and encouraging further borrowing. It’s the epitome of what’s unsustainable,” Peterson declared.

“The fiscal deadlines that the leaders we elect this fall must meet in order to avoid defaulting on debt, extending the 2017 tax cuts, and making crucial choices about healthcare subsidies, discretionary spending caps, and other issues.”

Author: Steven Sinclaire

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