16 February 2011

Remind me again

What country do we live in?

That would be the one that has a plurality now willing to fund farm subsidies and a massive majority favoring doing absolutely nothing to federal health care spending and social security. Despite the fact that these two programmes are precisely the cause of a long-term deficit crisis and account for an already massive amount of the current budget.

Perhaps a more interesting question would be to list these items on how much Americans think ought to be spent. We've already seen that this means a far larger amount on foreign aid. It would probably produce a very large cut in social security and medicare, along with several other major bloating programmes (defence spending for instance).
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