Monday, September 28, 2009

Charts of the Day

I've previously shown that governmental budget shortfalls are driven by growing entitlement programs, not the war on terror or defense spending more generally. A September 16th Heritage Foundation report concurred, in some nifty charts:

source: Heritage SR-67 at 11

source: Heritage SR-67 at 12

Indeed, President Obama plans to spend more on welfare in 2010 ($697 billion, at page 17) than the cumulative funding for the Iraq war through early this year ($642 billion, at 8):

source: Heritage SR-67 at 18

So much for "welfare reform," and no wonder Medicare is nearly bankrupt.

(via Van Helsing at Right Wing News)


OBloodyHell said...

> So much for "welfare reform"

Hey, zero is a number...

@nooil4pacifists said...

Yeah: e**i(pi)+ 1

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