President Trump recently waffled, fussed but finally signed into law a 2,200 page, $1.3 trillion omnibus budget law that will keep the government operating till September, provide substantial increases in military spending, support new cyber security initiatives, and build a section of “the wall ” that Trump considers essential to the nation’s security and prosperity.
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While doing all that and a lot more, the new law is expected to raise the 2019 deficit to $1 trillion, making the deficit the largest pool of red ink since World War II. Once again, we hear strong talk about doing what is necessary and important while silently asking unborn future taxpayers to pay our bills.
As he complained mightily about the law’s size and omissions, the president pointed out that because of its length and