Trump’s new problem: There’s growing talk of a downturn in 2019 – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS The White House’s spending priorities for 2018 renege on President Trump’s many promises to lower the deficit and keep Medicare and Medicaid spending without cuts. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) President Trump is beginning his second year in office with a high-risk strategy: Juicing the U.S. economy at a time when it already looks pretty healthy. As his latest budget, released Monday, makes clear, Trump wants growth of 3 percent — or more — a year for the next seven years, a feat that hasn’t happened since Ronald Reagan was president in the 1980s. Most economists say Trump’s economic dream is virtually impossible. The latest...

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