Understanding the Big Numbers in the Federal Budget

Judging the Trump blueprint for the federal budget, we need to figure out how to compare trillion dollar totals to billion dollar proposals.

What is the Fiscal Cliff?

The fiscal cliff is composed of 8 tax and spending events. Permitting all to occur might be the equivalent of jumping over the edge in an economic dive. Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut:…