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Old 09-18-2018, 12:10 PM
HurricaneDitka is offline
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Originally Posted by BobLibDem View Post
... You've got defense spending and interest on the debt. Everything else is almost trivial.
Really? Here is the CBO's chart for 2017. It shows:

Net interest = $263B
Defense spending = $590B
Nondefense (discretionary) = $610B
"Other" = $614B
Medicaid = $375B
Medicare = $591B
Social Security = $939B

You think "everything else is almost trivial"? Even the $610B in non-defense discretionary spending? And the $614B spent on "other"?