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US deficit to hit record high, surpassing $1 trillion in 2019

2019年美国财政赤字将超过1万亿美元,创记录新高

Lily Puckett, The IndependentoJuly 18, 2019



The US deficit is projected to surpass $1tn in 2019, the largest it’s been outside of the four-year period following the Great Recession.

美国财政赤字预计在2019年将超过1万亿美元,这是自“大衰退”之后四年以外的最大赤字。

The new record, previously expected but made official in the White House Office of Management and Budget’s newly released mid-year review, subtitled "Promises Kept, Taxpayers First," is in direct contrast with Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to wipe out the deficit.

此前已经预计到这一新纪录,但白宫管理和预算办公室在最新发布的年中评估报告中才正式公布。这份报告的副标题为“信守承诺,纳税人第一”,与特朗普2016年竞选时承诺的消除赤字形成了直接对比。

The then-candidate also promised to heavily scale back the federal debt, which has now exceeded $22tn. His own advisers knew that both promises were impossible, and they morphed into smaller numbers along the trail.

当时的总统候选人还承诺大幅削减联邦债务,目前美国联邦债务已超过22万亿美元。他自己的顾问们知道,这两个承诺都是不可能实现的,而且它们在这个过程中逐渐演变成了较小的数字。



Still, the deficit increase wasn’t unexpected. Deficits rose after tax cuts Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, both Republicans. Economic forecasters on both sides projected the pattern would repeat with the Trump iteration. The new estimate confirms that they were right.

不过,赤字增加并非出人意料。共和党人里根和小布什减税后,赤字都上升了。双方的经济预测人士都预计,随着特朗普的重蹈覆辙,这种模式将会重复。新的预计证实了他们是对的。