deficit as % of gdp, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; 3.1%, 3.4%, 3.8%, and 5.1%
GDP growth 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; 1.6%, 2.4%, 2.9%, 2.3%.
Notice that the growth rate is smaller than % of deficit to GDP.
a major factor in the difference is interest which appears to have a black hole effect on the economy.
So if working people do not benefit from debt who does.
If the wealthy benefit from interest payments and a party wants to increase debt, then who is fooling hard working Americans?