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Old 10-16-2013, 05:31 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by banyon View Post
What a strange chart.

It lumps quite a bit into "welfare and other spending". This would include veteran's benefits, the DOJ, FBI, CIA, general government expenditures (like the White House, Supreme Court, Congress, keeping the lights on), not to mention that only includes the essential spending.

So, yeah, if we literally turn off the lights and send every one home, we can pay the Chinese, no sweat. But lumping those things in with welfare is highly misleading.
It's from a conservative website. No real independent link behind it. Just more numbers to memorize the easily manipulated tea party.
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