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The era of fiscal conservatism is 'absolutely dead' under Trump

Republicans have been pushing big-spending, deficit-booming items for much of the Trump presidency. The latest evidence came in the form of a spending deal that would add millions more to the federal deficit over the next decade. Some of the "Tea Party" conservatives who came to Washington years ago to fight big spending feel demoralized at the state of the GOP. WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress are on a tear during the Donald Trump administration, ushering in big-spending and deficit-ballooning advancements in direct contrast to the Tea Party wave that reshaped the modern GOP.
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