This is from Business insider; Ok, so not including all the other programs and departments Trump and the US Congress wish to cut, the new Healthcare proposal, if passed will cut about $33.7 billion from the Federal deficit, or about 6% of 2016's budget of $552 billion. But I want someone to explain to me, how this is a good thing. Cutting the deficit removes money from the economy. The government's spending is earned by someone in the private sector as income. $33.7 billion is 674,000 - $50,000 dollar a year jobs. When people lose their jobs they cut spending and other people in the economy in turn cut spending. Anyone that supports deficit cuts, can you explain to me how the economy get's better when we cut the deficit? How does the average person benefit? We have an example already of deep deficit cuts that led to the surplus of 1998-2001. Can anyone explain why, if deficit spending is good, why it ended in a recession? Historically, all sustained (3+ years) periods of surplus have ended in depression....Can someone explain that? I mean if reducing debt and deficits are good, why the negative outcomes? Can anyone explain to me why the 20 years following the largest deficit spending in history (in real terms) the 1940's were some of the best years economically? Now I know the answer, I'm well versed in economics, so no need to oversimplify if you have a complex explanation, I'm just interested in other people's opinions. However, should you decide to answer, expect that I will probably ask more questions. looking forward to some interesting conversation.