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Media report: US budget deficit on path to surpass $1 trl under Trump

Media report: US budget deficit on path to surpass $1 trl under Trump

The federal budget deficit is growing faster than expected as President Trump’s spending and tax cut policies force the United States to borrow increasing sums of money, Report informs citing The New York Times.

The deficit — the gap between what the government takes in through taxes and other sources of revenue and what it spends — will reach $960 billion for the 2019 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. That gap will widen to $1 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office said in updated forecasts released on Wednesday.

The increasing levels of red ink stem from a steep falloff in federal revenue after Mr. Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, which lowered individual and corporate tax rates, resulting in far fewer tax dollars flowing to the Treasury Department.

In addition, the Treasury Department forecasts the economic growth to make 2.6% this year and 2.1% in 2020. These figures are lower than that promised by Trump's administration (3%).

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