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  •  Nice clean looking charts! One thing that doesn't (1+ / 0-)
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    simple serf

    penetrate my hard head is the part about Social Security being "off the budget."  What you wrote is recognizable to me but it still ends up in the Revenue and Outlays after you explained the legislation that was passed in the 90s.  

    I would cut defense spending and zero in on Overseas Contingency Operations.  Another intriguing category is Foreign Military Sales.  It's not easy to find information on that.  If I were denser I'd wonder why "sales" are an outlay and don't generate revenue.  

    "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

    by leftreborn on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 06:09:20 PM PST

    •  Yes its suposed to be "off-budget" (1+ / 0-)
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      But is included in everything...
      when I write up social security I'm going to show the budget wo it in there. I'm thinking that will add to some shocking ratios
      Here's a link to the history of SS - regarding On-Budget and Off-budget

      I didn't want to go too deep and ruin the next installment

      Thanx for the comment


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