The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

This should be a top story. But the press can’t walk and chew gum. It has to beat to death the same thing. America going bankrupt is a national security matter. Therefore it’s just as important as the Russians interfering in our elections and whether Trump colluded with Putin. Trump, and the GOP, bankrupting America should be in the news every day:

It was another crazy news week, so it’s understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year — Trump’s first full year in charge of the budget.

That’s almost double what the government borrowed in fiscal year 2017.

Here are the exact figures: The U.S. Treasury expects to borrow $955 billion this fiscal year, according to a documents released Wednesday. It’s the highest amount of borrowing in six years, and a big jump from the $519 billion the federal government borrowed last year.

Treasury mainly attributed the increase to the “fiscal outlook.” The Congressional Budget Office was more blunt. In a report this week, the CBO said tax receipts are going to be lower because of the new tax law.

 

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