Federal Deficit

The federal deficit is the measure of how much more the government spent than it took in. The federal deficit stood at $984 billion on October 2019, and the total deficit is approximately $21 trillion. source
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FOR Republicans

Republican strategies include a mandatory balanced budget at the end of each spending year and cutting funding for ineffective programs and projects. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats focus on increasing revenue to fund the various government expenditures. Generally, this involves higher taxes on wealthy businesses, ending tax breaks for those who earn over $250,000, and regulating various aspects of government.


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