https://finance.yahoo.com/news/may-budget-deficit-hits-record-180025146.html Through the first eight months, the budget deficit has grown almost 40% compared to the same eight month period last year. The CBO projects that the total budget deficit for 2019 will be 15% higher than 2018. The GOP Tax Cut has ensured that revenue has fallen despite a growing and thriving economy. And no, the GOP tax cut has not resulted in a growth that looks any different from the previous six years. Those facts, and others, are why the GOP did not run on their lone legislative accomplishment in 2018 and why the author of the GOP tax cut is finally admitting that the tax cut may not pay for themselves.