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The government is acting like a spendthrift family, piling up credit card bills even though times are good. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Despite Strong Economy, Federal Deficit Soars

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the Pentagon Monday. The military received a big boost in funding last week, raising the overall budget to $700 billion this year. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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How The Pentagon Plans To Spend That Extra $61 Billion

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President Trump is unveiling his 2019 fiscal year budget proposal on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Offers Spending Blueprint, But Congress Already Wrote The Check

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