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US President Donald Trump at the White House on August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

As predicted by economists and the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) prior to their implementation, the Republican backed Trump tax cuts for the wealthiest citizens are on target to balloon the federal deficit to levels never seen before in United States history—both in sheer amount and in comparison to the gross domestic product.

Now some GOP members of Congress and President Donald Trump look to cut social safety-net programs to close the gap.

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