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Trump tax cuts carry big price tag: Huge debt and risk of another financial crisis, CBO says

WASHINGTON - The tax cuts championed by President Donald Trump are helping push the nation toward an unprecedented level of debt, heightening the risk of another financial crisis, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

The budget office's annual look at the government's long-term financial outlook paints a grim picture, projecting soaring deficits in the coming years, with debt ultimately peaking at more than 152 percent of the nation's gross domestic product.

"The prospect of large and growing debt poses substantial risks for the nation and presents policy makers with significant challenges," Keith Hall, director

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