2009 US Spending

govspend09.jpg (17 KB)

us-spending-by-program2005.jpg (36 KB)

Looks like Social Security and Medicare are close behind in 09. In 05 (under the Shrub) they were HIGHER.


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    BurritoCzar
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    BurritoCzar

    Life under the criminal rule of the worthless One-Termer. Go figure. MITT ROMEY in 2012! He will save us from this uppity One-Termer. FACT!

    WistfulD
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    uppity?

    I’m sorry, but did you even think about how that sounds? (hint, google Jim Crow and ‘uppity niggro/ger’).

    Even if you were trying to have a reasoned debate rather than calling the president a criminal, people would have turned off their ears once that little bit left your lips.

    njch412
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    I see you a democratic candidate of both African and American descent and raise you a Republican of Indian descent with an American name, Bobby Jindal perhaps?

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Jindal was effectively laughed off the national stage after his rebuttal to the State of the Union address. The bench of potential Republican candidates is not deep and is getting worse with every sex scandal they have.

    tiki god
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    man, that response to teh SotU was such a cluster fuck of an address. didn’t help that he sounds AND looks like the page from 30 Rock

    Hob
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    So true, but it doesn’t even matter what he looks like. If you give a speech that mocks the government for spending money on volcano monitoring, and a volcano erupts that same week… it’s definitely a sign from whatever god you worship that it’s time to stfu!

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Comparing defense spending with Social Security and Medicare spending is apple and oranges. Congress and the President don’t decide how much to spend on mandatory spending, that’s the point. So saying Obama spending more or less on Social Security than Bush is ridiculous since neither man had any say in how much was spent on mandatory programs.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Additionally, 2009 ain’t over bitches! Let’s at least wait until the year is over before we compare spending.

    WistfulD
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    Well, the pie chart that tracked only discretionary spending was ridiculed when it was posted for leaving this information out, so I suppose having it posted both ways in the course of about a week is relatively balanced (although They ought to be posted together in one thread).

    You’re right that both presidents have no control over that spending. If that was all we were doing, then this would be an inappropriate graphic.

    holfax.livejournal.com/
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    Isn’t 2005 Medicare = 2009 Medicare+Medicaid?



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