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Old 02-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by mlyonsd View Post
I'd say Obama's donors think it was a rousing success.

The rest of us would point to the Trillion dollar deficits Obama racks up every year as proof it wasn't a success at all.
Last year we spent $3.5 trillion dollars, of which $2 trillion dollars was entitlement spending (Medicare, SS, and Medicaid).

We brought in $2.4 trillion dollars. So basically we had $400 billion dollars to spend on discretionary items which wouldn't cover half of the defense budget if we were to balance the budget.

Does that sound about right?
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