The "Last Week Tonight" host used the star's shocking departure to explain that the trillions the U.S. owes isn't quite as dire as it seems.
Under Trump, $3 trillion was added to the national debt before the pandemic while tax revenue was slashed by $1.5 trillion, Wallace reminded the Republican.
Under President Donald Trump? Probably.
The nation's total debt has topped $22 trillion for the first time in U.S. history.
The Senate just passed a massive tax cut for the wealthy, despite continuing to claim how good this is for the middle class.
Unless the $1,000-per-child tax credit is doubled, most lower- and middle-income families will barely see a cut, if at all.
It would cost more than $7 trillion over the next decade, according to one analysis.
Both major political parties in America are shepherding crafty plans to benefit their side at the expense of the other. What neither side sees is that in trying to kill off the other, their protracted and intense internecine warfare is moving the country away from the shared public good.
Making America great again -- by running up huge IOUs.
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