federal budget

Trump's Soaring Budget Deficit Risks Intensifying Market Frenzy

Trump's Soaring Budget Deficit Risks Intensifying Market Frenzy

The ballooning federal budget deficit under President Donald Trump will force the U.S. to borrow more than $1 trillion this year and risks worsening the frenzy behind the global sell-off in stock
Trump May Struggle on $1 Trillion Pledge to Fix Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure

Trump May Struggle on $1 Trillion Pledge to Fix Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure

Donald Trump ran for president on the promise of $1 trillion fix for crumbling U.S. roads, bridges and airports, but the plan he’s rolling out Monday commits the federal government to spending just a
Trump Sends His Infrastructure Plan to Skeptical Congress

Trump Sends His Infrastructure Plan to Skeptical Congress

President Donald Trump Monday released his long-awaited proposal to upgrade roads, airports and other public works.
Trump’s $4.4 Trillion Budget Boosts Defense With More Red Ink

Trump’s $4.4 Trillion Budget Boosts Defense With More Red Ink

Congress is expected to all but ignore the plan.
Fannie and Freddie Mortgages Face Higher Fees Under Trump Budget

Fannie and Freddie Mortgages Face Higher Fees Under Trump Budget

The Trump administration has said it wants to get Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of government control, but in the meantime it’s not being shy about seeking to use revenue from the U.S.-backed
Trump’s Budget Would Cut Federal Amtrak Spending in Half

Trump’s Budget Would Cut Federal Amtrak Spending in Half

President Donald Trump is proposing to cut in half the federal subsidy for Amtrak.
Trump Budget Needs 'Brand New Numbers,' Bell Says

Trump Budget Needs 'Brand New Numbers,' Bell Says

Steve Bell, Bipartisan Policy Center senior director, discusses President Donald Trump's $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal with Bloomberg's David Westin and Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets:
Sen. Scott Says Regulation 'Oppressive' to Small Businesses

Sen. Scott Says Regulation 'Oppressive' to Small Businesses

Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, discusses U.S. small business regulation reform and efforts to lower federal budget deficits. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin at the Goldman
Doesn’t Anyone Care About Deficits Anymore?

Doesn’t Anyone Care About Deficits Anymore?

Voters don’t seem to, and Republican lawmakers have stopped pretending.
Treasury’s Malpass Says Rising U.S. Debt, Deficit ‘Troubling’

Treasury’s Malpass Says Rising U.S. Debt, Deficit ‘Troubling’

A senior U.S. Treasury official said he wants to see a multiyear effort to narrow the federal budget deficit, as he warned the nation’s mounting debt is "troubling."
Trump Wants to Turn Space Into a Free-Market Paradise

Trump Wants to Turn Space Into a Free-Market Paradise

America’s regulations for off-planet activity were written in the 1980s. They’re about to be remade with a capitalist bent.
Why Trudeau Will Have a Hard Time Financing His Election Agenda

Why Trudeau Will Have a Hard Time Financing His Election Agenda

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s low-key budget Tuesday will mark a major inflection point for Canada as the federal government’s interest burden rises for the first time in two decades.
BONOKOSKI: Liberals set to deliver ‘nothingburger’ of a budget

BONOKOSKI: Liberals set to deliver ‘nothingburger’ of a budget

In the middle of NAFTA negotiations, U.S. President Donald Trump — predictably unpredictable — used the weekend threatening to impose heavy tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, two of our country’s
EDITORIAL: Pressure is on for Morneau to display fiscal restraint

EDITORIAL: Pressure is on for Morneau to display fiscal restraint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables the Liberal government’s third federal budget on Tuesday. Expect little relief from growing taxes, debt and deficits and to hear a lot about gender-parity review.
Key Takeaways from Canada’s 2018-19 Federal Budget

Key Takeaways from Canada’s 2018-19 Federal Budget

The Trudeau government released its 2018-19 budget Tuesday in Ottawa, with a fiscal track largely in line with what Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau forecast in his last fiscal update in
FUREY: Trudeau Liberals just tabled Canada’s first full-blown social justice budget

FUREY: Trudeau Liberals just tabled Canada’s first full-blown social justice budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s third budget released Tuesday is very much a left-wing document and they’re not even trying to hide the fact. For a supposedly financial document, it’s rife with
GUNTER: Federal budget ignores big items while pandering on gender issues

GUNTER: Federal budget ignores big items while pandering on gender issues

The federal Liberals appear to be making up budget policy in an economic terrarium – a tiny, enclosed ecosystem with no outside-world influences. How else do you explain a federal budget, such as the
EDITORIAL: This budget equally bad for all genders

EDITORIAL: This budget equally bad for all genders

Tuesday’s federal budget was cloaked in self-serving Liberal virtue. It was even run through a gender lens analysis to prove how darned progressive it was. In reality, it’s a fraud. Because this
Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

Tim Dolighan
BONOKOSKI: Risk management not even on the Trudeau Liberals’ radar

BONOKOSKI: Risk management not even on the Trudeau Liberals’ radar

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, dumbfounded by a Liberal budget that was more the purple prose of social progressiveness than economic action, wasn’t wrong in castigating what was essentially a