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Old 07-30-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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That's one of Obama's top priorities if not the top. Slavery reparations and Cadillac vouchers are far down the list it appears. How boring!
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Why does everyone just look at raising taxes? There's another half to it. How about cutting spending?
Where should we make the first cut?

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Old 07-30-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Where should we make the first cut?
FY 2008 Budget


Let's start with the big chunks.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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The thing that amazes me is even 3 months ago it was obvious McCain was promising something he couldn't possibly deliver. And it was obvious to everyone--even regular joes like the posters on this forum. So why did he even bother making such a promise, knowing that he would have to make yet another flip flop.
Because he is a politician!
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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FY 2008 Budget


Let's start with the big chunks.
Neat pie chart. As I'm a little color-blind, where'd you find it?
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Neat pie chart. As I'm a little color-blind, where'd you find it?
The chart was from Wikipedia, and that guy got it off a federal website.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget,_2008

If it helps, the list on the right is in order of decreasing share of the total budget, so the top is the biggest piece and the bottom is the smallest.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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The chart was from Wikipedia, and that guy got it off a federal website.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget,_2008

If it helps, the list on the right is in order of decreasing share of the total budget, so the top is the biggest piece and the bottom is the smallest.
Thankee, kindly.
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