Here's the spending problem...

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    Population of the United States 1965 [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]- 194,302,963[/FONT]

    Population of the United States 2006 - 299,398,484

    A 35% increase in population.

    A 35% increase in median income

    And a 334% increase in federal spending


     
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    Awesome and very telling graph. The Gov does indeed spend too much and at the same time aren't receiving the same tax revenues as they did 30-40 years ago due to the countless Americans underemployed.
     
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    Kill the prescription drug entitlement
    Bring the troops home
    End ALL loop-holes & subsidies
    End the Bush Tax Cut
    Fix SS & Medicare
    Kick all freeloaders off Medicaid

    then we'll look at the Budget and Deficit...
     
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    Where's GDP on the graph? That would be a useful perspective.

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    Why is it a useful perspective? Is the government somehow entitled to more money simply because people make more money?
     
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    I also question why.

    People, on average, are only make 35% more than they were in 1965.

    Justify government spending growth of 334% for a population that has only grown by 35%.
     

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