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Mnuchin Spins Pre-COVID Path to Debt Reduction

Mnuchin Spins Pre-COVID Path to Debt Reduction

An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office contradicts Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s claim that before COVID-19 hit, the U.S. was experiencing “extraordinary” economic growth that “would pay down the debt over time.”

Buttigieg Gives Trump Too Much Blame for Debt

Buttigieg Gives Trump Too Much Blame for Debt

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg blamed tax cuts backed by President Trump for creating the nation’s debt problem. But while those tax cuts are worsening the nation’s debt, spiraling deficits and debt over the next decade were projected even before those tax cuts were enacted.