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* Legislative capture
* Disproportional 'military' spending
Should we approve of half our budget being 'defense' but be offended that a small fraction of that is on spooks? That seems .. a very small part of the issue to me.
The issue of legislative capture means effectively the will of the populace is neutered.
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Posted Jul 25, 2013 22:04 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Jul 26, 2013 4:15 UTC (Fri) by shmget (subscriber, #58347)
that is because retirement and healthcare is counted in the operational budget of the federal government and not in a separate accounting structure, like they are treated in some other countries...
that dilute the discretionary spending and make the 50% become 20%
in the mean time we are up to $4,000 per capita/year for military-related spending... (I find it hard, at that level, to call them 'defense' spending)
Posted Jul 26, 2013 4:38 UTC (Fri) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
Debt servicing is the largest chunk, in absolute terms.
Even then, 20% would be pretty staggering.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 5:11 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Jul 26, 2013 7:37 UTC (Fri) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
That way of slicing the federal budget is the norm.
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