In other words, when adjusted for population growth, the amount we spend on social programs, education assistance and a whole host of federal agencies —the spending that congressional Republicans have targeted for cuts — remains virtually unchanged from a decade ago.

Jamelle Bouie explains the real problem with government spending.

In other words, when adjusted for population growth, the amount we spend on social programs, education assistance and a whole host of federal agencies —the spending that congressional Republicans have targeted for cuts — remains virtually unchanged from a decade ago.

Jamelle Bouie explains the real problem with government spending.

  1. pat-mersault reblogged this from theamericanprospect
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    Oh. It’s a “revenue” problem - meaning we take in less than we spend. Can you say Shell Game? I knew you could.
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    The fact that revenue is significantly lower should not be a surprise, given the fact that all Americans are paying much...
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    I can’t even begin to describe how much the Republican party’s unwillingness to raise taxes angers me.