The GOP tax plan and the federal debt … why does it matter?

The tax cuts the Senate approved in the wee hours of Saturday morning are expected to add at least $1 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade. That’s according to the Senate’s own Joint Committee on Taxation. And that’s after taking into account a boost to economic growth generated by tax cuts. So what does that mean, exactly, for the economy? And why is it so hard to get people to care?

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