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WashingTown - The Loudmouth Project 6th June 2019
Why does the federal deficit matter?
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Why does the federal deficit matter?

In this episode Congressman Ben McAdams talks with Phil Smith from the Concord Coalition about a budget workshop they held with some of McAdams’ constituents. The nonpartisan group advocates for fiscal responsibility and raises awareness about how federal money is actually being spent.

In the workshop, about 40 people were divided into seven different committees that looked at how the federal government is funded and then they propose cuts. Smith and McAdams discuss the realities of a federal deficit, the Trump tax cuts and whether a balanced federal budget is a realistic possibility.