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Originally posted by kinda kurious
reply to post by prionace glauca
Did you BOTHER to read? The pie chart represents 2009 spending.
The source is given. Office of Management and Budget:
(Warning: Lots of big numbers and complex data.)
It is condensed to pie chart form for dummies. Your additions were not included in 2009.
Nice deflection attempt but no cigar silly.
[edit on 10-5-2010 by kinda kurious]
The Obama administration’s Office of Management and Budget raised its 10-year tally of deficits expected through 2019 to $9.05 trillion, nearly $2 trillion more than it projected in February. That would represent 5.1 percent of the economy’s estimated gross domestic product for the decade, a higher level than is generally considered healthy.
The Congressional Budget Office, which unlike the administration did not account for the president’s policy proposals in its latest report, increased its projection of deficits over the next decade. Absent any changes in law, it said the deficit would rise to $7.1 trillion, from $4.4 trillion in March.
Tea Party supporters said they did not want to cut Medicare or Social Security....
Some defended being on Social Security while fighting big government by saying that since they had paid into the system, they deserved the benefits. Others could not explain the contradiction.
“That’s a conundrum, isn’t it?” asked Jodine White, 62, of Rocklin, Calif. “I don’t know what to say. Maybe I don’t want smaller government. I guess I want smaller government and my Social Security.” She added, “I didn’t look at it from the perspective of losing things I need. I think I’ve changed my mind.”
Originally posted by Jenna
reply to post by kinda kurious
The link says it's FY 2007, the image itself says "OMB - 2011 Budget" on it, and you say it's from 2009. So which is it?
Perhaps in your haste to pounce your vision became blurry.
Or hot flashes.
the administration was quick to say that much of the projected deficit was a legacy of the Bush administration and that the Obama administration was committed to restoring budget discipline when the economy recovers.
“Over all, it underscores the dire fiscal situation that we inherited and the need for serious steps to put our nation back on a sustainable fiscal path,” Peter R. Orszag
Originally posted by endisnighe
Now, one question needs to ask oneself, who caused all of these problems?
I am thinking Shakespeare had an idea.
Does anyone know to what I am referring?