Do the math

Don’t blame it on the tax cuts.

The Treasury Department reports that the federal deficit since the fiscal year began Oct. 1 has reached $530.9 billion.

Revenue is up 1.8 percent to $2 trillion, but spending grew 7.6% to $2.57 trillion.

Someone might want to tell all those Democratic presidential candidates that the tax cuts are not the problem. It’s the spending, stupid.

Lisa Benson cartoon