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    Quote Originally Posted by Awryly View Post
    I thought the point of the chart I posted (again below) was that annual spending increase has already been slowing even though the economy has taken its biggest hit since the 1930s?



    And that other spending, including tax exemptions, credits, etc (which are really spending by another name), military spending and so on, is on the table to be reduced?
    Amazing, for the third time you post a debunked chart.

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    One common way to measure federal spending is to compare it to the size of the overall U.S. economy. That at least puts the level into context, helping account for population growth, inflation and other factors that affect spending. Here’s what the White House’s own budget documents show about spending as a percentage of the U.S. economy (gross domestic product):


    2008: 20.8 percent
    2009: 25.2 percent
    2010: 24.1 percent
    2011: 24.1 percent
    2012: 24.3 percent
    2013: 23.3 percent

    Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...h6nU_blog.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Amazing, for the third time you post a debunked chart.
    Sure, because YOU say so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    Sure, because YOU say so.
    Uh, no, because I provided accurate government data to debunk awryly's deliberate misrepresentation.

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