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  •  It depends on who gets the spending. (1+ / 0-)
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    Spending that profits the wealthy never get cut. Spending that primarily profits the poor is gone in a second.

    Most spending is a mix -- construction work that helps both, SS...

    That's the problem with protecting "subsidies". You're basically depending on insurance company muscle to keep them going -- that's the interest group that would keep them going. There's a good argument to be made that they have that much power, though.

    But a general "funding never gets cut" is grossly simplistic.

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