Which of course doesn't have much to do with your original post.
Skywalker's original point you mean. That Trump hasn't done anything to reduce the debt.
He reduced federal regulations. He's been reducing department sizes. Does that increase or decrease costs?
Here's my original point which you quoted (and btw, it's spelled Skywalkre):
As for fiscal conservatism - Trump has done nothing to cut spending or lower the debt. On the contrary both have gone up under him. That is fiscally irresponsible. Period.
For the spending side here's the last several years of Fed spending per the website you used:
Actual numbers per said website (in trillions):
FY 13 - 3.45
FY 14 - 3.51
FY 15 - 3.69
FY 16 - 3.85
FY 17 - 3.98
FY 18 - 4.11
As you can see it's been going up for a while. It continues to go up the last two years of the graph which is under Trump's watch (well, 17 was partially under his watch). For whatever effect his actions might have had spending has clearly gone up (FY 19 is higher still by quite a substantial amount).
You already linked a graph to the deficits. Here's the resulting debt, from the site you used, over recent years (and projected into the future).
So... spending has gone up. That's clear as day as outlined above regardless of whatever efforts Trump is making. The debt continues to go up. Again, clear as day and inevitable if you continue to run deficits (FY 19's is projected to top $1 trillion... something we haven't had since Obama).
So... how was I wrong to say Trump has done nothing to cut spending or lower the debt? We're giving him brownie points for 'trying'?
Edited by Skywalkre, Yesterday, 08:08 PM.