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BREAKING: The US deficit hit $984 billion in FY2019, Treasury says, marking a nearly 50% increase under Trump. Trump promised to eliminate federal debt in 8 years. Instead, it has been growing in his tenure 2019: $984bn 2018: $779 bn 2017: $665 bn 2016: $584 bn 2015: $442 bn
AARP comes out against the tax bill. They are "deeply concerned" this bill won't leave US with enough $$ for Medicare and Medicaid. They also say the bill will "likely increase taxes" for many older Americans. #TaxBill
Crazy — health insurance costs in the USA are up 20.2% in the past year, according to CPI data out this morning. h/t @pboockvar