During the same period defense spending, despite waging costly war in several hotspots around the world totals $3.3 Trillion.
Got the perspective now?
This from the Senate Budget Comittee, "The enormous sum spent on means-tested assistance is nearly five times greater than the combined amount spent on NASA, education, and all federal transportation projects..'. The number is outrageous, of course, and doesn't even count the added $200 billion states kick in each year for low-income health care.
So next time you stand in front of one of the low-information Obamabot whiners insisting too much is spent on the military, transportation safety, space, and education - send them a link to this blog.
The welfare state is in charge and has been since Ohandout's been calling the plays.
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