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Old 01-29-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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Three Charts Reminding The GOP That Domestic Spending Is Already Headed Toward Historic Lows | ThinkProgress

Republicans like to portray President Obama as a big government spender, despite the fact that government spending under Obama has grown at its slowest pace since the Eisenhower administration. The GOP is also trying to pretend the spending cuts that Obama has signed into law over the last two years simply didn’t happen


In fact, under its current trajectory, non-defense discretionary spending — everything from education to food safety to transportation to housing to veterans’ benefits — will hit historic lows in the next decade, as Center for American Progress Director of Tax and Budget Policy Michael Linden showed in these charts:

If the so-called “sequester” comes into force in March, which House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) says it will, domestic spending will fall even more. “Instead of totaling 3.2 percent of GDP in 2017, nondefense discretionary spending would total less than 3 percent of GDP and would be on its way down to 2.6 percent by 2022. This is less than two-thirds of what was previously its lowest level,” Linden wrote.


Right wing talking points getting destroyed again
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Lol ThinkProgress. Have any other links that aren't in the tank for the Dems?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Why are you still posting as if the Marketwatch "slowest pace since Eisenhower" article was true, when we already pointed out how it has been debunked? Here's your last thread:

//www.city-data.com/forum/polit...has-grown.html

Several posters, me included, pointed out that the numbers had been debunked. You never returned to answer the challenge.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It ain't discretionary spending driving the future deficits, it is our government's misadventures in the realm of healthcare.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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The way I see it, this is 3 charts less that I will never have to read. OP is never going to come back to defend his easily debunked claims.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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OP is clearly trolling. I wouldn't read much into this...
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