The federal budget deficit is expected to break $1 trillion in 2020. This information is extremely disconcerting if not outright alarming.
Where is the fiscal responsibility? The deficit should be shrinking if the economy is doing so well. It is in a free fall, and how do we stop it?
More alarming, the Congressional Budget Office reports more spending (that’s irresponsible), and the repeal of several taxes used to help fund the Affordable Care Act. This repeal of taxes that are the lifeline to many people is being taken from the most vulnerable of our citizens. The people that can least afford the cuts. Let’s see: children, people on food stamps, school lunch programs (our Frederick kids included).
What I am reading is that the government is cutting the deficit from the bottom up. Those in dire straits who have little or nothing will have less and the deficit is growing. I read the other day that there is, on the table, a move to reduce Social Security (people in Frederick too), Medicare and Medicaid (Frederick included) by $2 trillion. Have you been to the doctor lately? I see tons of us elderly in the lines (Frederick County people).
Frederick County has the ALICE report that tells us this county can’t afford to lose federal help. By my reckoning, America is not being great, but rather a disgrace to what we allegedly stand for.
That camel is getting larger and the eye of the needle is much, much smaller.