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Old 04-18-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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From the White House numbers...

Table 4.1—Outlays by Agency: 1962–2016
Table 4.2—Percentage Distribution of Outlays by Agency: 1962–2016

I will highlight a few agencies - Defense (DOD), Health & Human Services (HHS), Social Security (SSA), and the Treasury (UST).

1962
DOD - $50.1B (46.9%)
HHS - $3.5B (3.3%)
SSA - $14.4B (13.4%)
UST - $8.5B (7.9%)

1970
DOD - $80.1 B (41.0%)
HHS - $17.4 B (8.9%)
SSA - $30.2 B (15.4%)
UST - $19.1 B (9.7%)

1980
DOD - $130.9 B (22.2%)
HHS - $68.3 B (11.6%)
SSA - $125.0 B (21.1%)
UST - $75.4 B (12.8%)

1990
DOD - $289.7 B (23.1%)
HHS - $175.5 B (14.0%)
SSA - $262.2 B (21.0%)
UST - $253.9 B (20.3%)

2000
DOD - $281.0 B (15.7%)
HHS - $382.3 B (21.4%)
SSA - $441.3 B (24.6%)
UST - $390.5 B (21.8%)

2010
DOD - $666.7 B (19.3%)
HHS - $854.1 B (24.7%)
SSA - $754.2 B (22.8%)
UST - $444.3 B (18.0%)

Other notes
  • Department of labor has increased threefold between 2008 and 2010 - I assume because of unemployment insurance.
  • They project in six years, defense spending to decrease by $15 billion while HHS increases to $1.2 trillion (over 50%) increase, and the treasury increases to over $926 billion (more than double today's spending), and social security will increase to over $1 trillion.
If you want to cut spending, you don't cut NASA, which is 0.6% of all spending. You cut the big items. Obama is not interested. This is not sustainable. This planned budget tells me that he is not interested in balancing the budget and getting rid of debt.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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From the White House numbers...

Table 4.1—Outlays by Agency: 1962–2016
Table 4.2—Percentage Distribution of Outlays by Agency: 1962–2016

I will highlight a few agencies - Defense (DOD), Health & Human Services (HHS), Social Security (SSA), and the Treasury (UST).

1962
DOD - $50.1B (46.9%)
HHS - $3.5B (3.3%)
SSA - $14.4B (13.4%)
UST - $8.5B (7.9%)

1970
DOD - $80.1 B (41.0%)
HHS - $17.4 B (8.9%)
SSA - $30.2 B (15.4%)
UST - $19.1 B (9.7%)

1980
DOD - $130.9 B (22.2%)
HHS - $68.3 B (11.6%)
SSA - $125.0 B (21.1%)
UST - $75.4 B (12.8%)

1990
DOD - $289.7 B (23.1%)
HHS - $175.5 B (14.0%)
SSA - $262.2 B (21.0%)
UST - $253.9 B (20.3%)

2000
DOD - $281.0 B (15.7%)
HHS - $382.3 B (21.4%)
SSA - $441.3 B (24.6%)
UST - $390.5 B (21.8%)

2010
DOD - $666.7 B (19.3%)
HHS - $854.1 B (24.7%)
SSA - $754.2 B (22.8%)
UST - $444.3 B (18.0%)

Other notes
  • Department of labor has increased threefold between 2008 and 2010 - I assume because of unemployment insurance.
  • They project in six years, defense spending to decrease by $15 billion while HHS increases to $1.2 trillion (over 50%) increase, and the treasury increases to over $926 billion (more than double today's spending), and social security will increase to over $1 trillion.
If you want to cut spending, you don't cut NASA, which is 0.6% of all spending. You cut the big items. Obama is not interested. This is not sustainable. This planned budget tells me that he is not interested in balancing the budget and getting rid of debt.
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