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Elon Musk Slams Biden for $1.9 Trillion Deficit as US Debt Soars

Elon Musk has once again sounded the alarm about President Joe Biden’s fiscal irresponsibility. The latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office are a grim reminder of why Musk’s warnings should be taken seriously. With a deficit for fiscal 2024 now expected to hit $1.9 trillion, up from $1.6 trillion earlier this year, the federal government is spending like a drunken sailor—or perhaps more accurately, like Joe Biden at a money-printing press.

The billionaire’s post on social media site X highlighted the absurdity of current spending levels. He responded to a Wall Street Silver post warning of over $1.2 trillion in annualized interest payments, indicating that federal deficit spending is taking America on a suicidal financial plunge. At this rate, Americans will soon be more indebted than an over-leveraged reality TV star.

Interest payments are set to surpass some of the largest expenses in the federal budget. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, these costs will eclipse national defense spending and dwarf funding for essential programs like Medicare. Imagine this: the U.S. will be paying more in interest on its debt than it does to defend the nation—talk about upside-down priorities. Even Social Security may soon take a backseat to these skyrocketing interest payments.

Biden’s administration and the Democrats’ reckless spending habits have catalyzed this fiscal disaster. Let’s not forget the myriad of high-ticket items they’ve pushed through without so much as a second thought for fiscal sustainability. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which not a single Republican supported, stands as a testament to this wild spree. Add the $1 trillion infrastructure bill and the costly “green” initiatives from the Inflation Reduction Act, which analysts now estimate to cost over $1 trillion, and it becomes clear why the nation’s wallet is as thin as a vegan cookbook.

The Federal Reserve has had to hike interest rates to counteract historically high inflation, an unfortunate side effect of the administration’s runaway spending. The current trajectory makes one nostalgic for the simpler days of 2019 under President Trump, where expenditures were a modest $4.4 trillion with a deficit of $984 billion. Compared to Biden’s unchecked extravagance, this now feels like the golden era of fiscal responsibility.

It’s high time Americans wake up to the fact that this unsustainable deficit spending directly attacks the nation’s economic stability. If something doesn’t change, the United States will soon be unable to fund critical services or defend its borders. The disastrous consequences of Biden’s fiscal policies aren’t just somewhere in the distant future—they’re already knocking at America’s door.

Written by Staff Reports

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