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Fake News-Great Falls Tribune

From a front-page, AP story in the Tribune this morning on Trump’s budget: “The Trump administration’s budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year — a level it hasn’t achieved in more than a dozen years.” [Emphasis added]

“First, the budget isn’t being cut. Indeed, Trump is proposing that federal spending increase from $4.06 trillion this year to $5.71 trillion in 2027. Second, government spending will grow by an average of almost 3.5 percent per year over the next 10 years.” Dan Mitchell

Hmmm. Someone isn’t telling the truth.

May 24, 2017

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Gregg Smith Gregg Smith is a Great Falls attorney and businessperson. He writes a monthly column for the Great Falls Tribune.


2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Fake News-Great Falls Tribune”

  1. Tim Hodges says:

    You are correct in that the absolute bottom line spending will increase. BUT, there would be huge cuts to social services, infrastructure, cities, education, science, and health to move funding toward further overspending on the military.

  2. Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2017/may/22/montana-election-greg-gianforte-rob-quist-trump

    Mr. Gianforte (in this video clip) twice refused Guardian reporter, but then relented later, probably on advice from his
    press advisor. I spoke to same reporter at earlier event and in interest of full disclosure, I wrote an editorial with other veterans supporting Mr. Quist.

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