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Twinlights | 2008-03-14 00:00:00 | reply
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Dukkhaman: Apparently you don't know how US budgeting works. Social security, medicaid, etc. are set at certain levels *by law* and thus, aside from changing the law, the US congress has no discretion in how much is spent on those things.

The remaining things, shown in the chart above, are *discretionary* expenditures, meaning congress gets to choose how much is spent on what, and usually does so on a yearly basis. Thus this is a far more accurate picture of US budget priorities than it would be if the "massive domestic services" were included.

Dukkhaman | 2008-03-13 00:00:00 | reply
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Create a pie chart and then eliminate the three massive domestic services programs: social security, medicare, and medicaid (at least the admit it) from inclusion ... very fair since the purpose of a pie chart it the relative comparison of similar items. It it is also true that it is winter 50% of the time if you count summer as the only other season and don't include fall and spring.


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