Just the Facts

 Contributed by Olga Vannucci.

  • The federal budget deficit hit $779 billion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2018, because tax revenues are not keeping pace with government spending.  That’s a 17% increase over the previous year. It’s projected to approach $1 trillion in 2019. (The budget deficit represents how much the federal government spends annually in excess of how much it takes in.)
  • The national debt is currently nearly $22 trillion, and it is expected to increase by over $1 trillion annually.  (The national debt represents the total amount that the federal government owes. Each annual deficit adds to the debt.)  In addition, federal agencies have debt of another $9 trillion.
  • The Trump administration‘s proposed changes to environmental policies would lead to an extra 80,000 deaths per decade and respiratory problems for more than a million people, many of them children.
  • President Trump has made over 7,600 false or misleading claims in 700+ days.
  • There are over 1,530 reports of corruption by Trump, his family and his administration.
  • How often do our members of Congress vote with Trump?

Senator Toomey 89% of the time

Rep. Lance 87%

Rep. Fitzpatrick 84%

Senator Casey 32%

Senator Menendez 26%

Senator Booker 16%

Sources:  

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/16/government-spending-how-rising-federal-debt-deficit-impact-americans/1589889002/

https://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/ https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/14/17463430/trump-environment-policies-public-health-epa  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.26f31591f03b

https://corrupt.af/

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/

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