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2014 Federal Budget in Pictures
Heritage Foundation ^

Posted on 02/13/2014 9:34:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy

Federal spending and debt are out of control

If America does not change course, the future will be dramatically worse. Now more than ever, it is crucial that Americans understand what our nation's spending, taxes, and debt mean for them and their families. The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about the federal budget in a clear and compelling way.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; budget; budgetpictures; debt; deficit; federalbudget; mitch; spending; wars; welfare

1 posted on 02/13/2014 9:34:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama; 1010RD; SAJ

2 posted on 02/13/2014 9:36:28 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

3 posted on 02/13/2014 9:40:10 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: 1rudeboy

bkmk


4 posted on 02/13/2014 9:43:41 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: libertarian27

—and the left still tries to balance the budget by calling for more cuts in defense spending.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 10:51:08 AM PST by expat_panama (Arguing with those who have renounced reason is like giving medicine to the dead. --Thomas Paine)
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To: expat_panama

A folly for certain, but it is part of the equation. We spend more on defense then the next 10 nations combined.

However nothing will impact our long term debt like cutting social security and medicare


6 posted on 02/13/2014 10:58:01 AM PST by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: 1rudeboy

Questions for anyone:

When will the baby boomers die off?

Will the social spending drop naturally as they die?


7 posted on 02/13/2014 11:19:51 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: MadIsh32

And we are spending more on defense probably because we are acting as defense for many other countries. That is something I want to see stopped.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 11:21:22 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

Well, they’re heading into retirement now, so figure maybe 20 years? And no, spending will not drop. It never does.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 11:23:19 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: MadIsh32
We spend more on defense then the next 10 nations combined.

That's because most of them sleep under a blanket of security that we provide. The socialist states long ago gave up on defense spending in favor of their social welfare programs. They are far too busy pursuing utopia, and equality, to worry about tyranny. They've learned nothing from history.

10 posted on 02/13/2014 12:13:03 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: libertarian27
LOL!

Suspicions confirmed.

Welfare, in all is forms exceeds the Constitutional obligations of government, apparently by 100%.
Futher, this summary perpetuates a couple of smoke and mirrors technique.

It doesn't distinguish real (worker-funded) Social Security from welfare parasitic "programs."
It introduces mysterious expenditures with arcabe names like "Income Security and other benefits" apart from Social Security.

11 posted on 02/13/2014 1:16:48 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: MadIsh32
However nothing will impact our long term debt like cutting social security and medicare

Total BS!!!

Eliminating the welfare parasitic programs in Social Security, like Mediaid and (self defined) Disability, and mystery programs like "Income security and other benefits" would certainly make real government constitutional duties healthy and viable.

12 posted on 02/13/2014 1:20:57 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

That is exactly what I said. In particular SSI, and Medicare


13 posted on 02/13/2014 3:20:35 PM PST by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: 1rudeboy
You have no idea how this infuriates me.
14 posted on 02/14/2014 10:47:29 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: expat_panama
: )

Where have you been???

And where are your daily business posts????

I mean for real!

: )

15 posted on 02/14/2014 10:48:24 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Chgogal

lol — somehow I’d thot I was the last person to leave so I turned off the light!

Like, maybe if freepers are still chatting about investing/trading pse let me know & I’ll be happy to ping everyone, but I was reluctant to just keep on spouting my thoughts w/o feedback ‘cause I felt like I was spamming.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 11:55:57 AM PST by expat_panama (Arguing with those who have renounced reason is like giving medicine to the dead. --Thomas Paine)
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To: expat_panama
Dang straight we are interested! Put me on the list. The last couple of weeks were interesting. Thought you were State side in Texas or something. : )
17 posted on 02/14/2014 12:34:26 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: expat_panama

I’d like you to keep putting up that daily investment thread. It was interesting and FReepers need a way to see through the fog and noise. I am more macro and long term in my outlook. The number I’m watching is the velocity of money, but your threads were always interesting reads.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 8:45:49 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD; expat_panama

I very much appreciated them also. I didn’t comment that much but I always read and tried to absorb. You did a great job ex_pat.


19 posted on 02/27/2014 3:55:12 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: AlmaKing

What’s the biggest single job the federal government undertakes?

National defense? Nope.

Homeland security? Wrong.

Transportation? Not even close.

Law enforcement? No way.

Education? Getting colder.

Foreign aid?

Nope, the biggest single thing the federal government does these days is ... cut checks.

Lots and lots and lots and lots of checks that go to individual citizens — $2.3 trillion worth last year alone.

In fact, according to a table buried deep inside the little-noticed Historical Tables volume of the White House’s 2012 budget, these “direct payments to individuals” accounted for more than two-thirds of federal spending in 2010. That’s a post-war high.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2677480/posts


20 posted on 05/17/2014 6:25:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

The budget?

80% salaries and benefits...always.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 6:32:27 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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