Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Defense budget—far less than social services

Just when I found the defense percentage of the budget chart, I can't find the liberal web page (Daily Kos, I think)  that totally distorted it. Well, it's between 17-22% of the budget depending on what you count as defense (some include pensions, VA, etc.) Most of the rest is social services like Medicare, Medicaid, WIC, EITC, SNAP, Social Security, Housing, agriculture (nutrition support), 128 programs to move money from citizen A to resident B and of course, interest on the debt. Never trust a liberal chart on the economy; they take our taxes and then say it's never enough.

defense spending

Hmm.  Looky there.  Federal pensions are more than health care.  Who knew?

No comments: