$31,406 per household in 2010 — the highest level in American history (adjusted for inflation). It will collect $18,276 per household in taxes. The remaining $13,130 represents this year’s staggering budget deficit per household, which, along with all prior government debt, will be dumped in the laps of our children.
Social Security/Medicare: $9,949.
Anti-poverty programs: $5,466.
Unemployment benefits: $1,640.
Interest on the federal debt: $1,585
Veterans’ benefits: $1,052.
Highways/mass transit: $613.
Health research/regulation: $550.
Mortgage Credit: $470.
The programs listed above cover $29,328 per household. The remaining $2,078 is allocated to all other federal programs, including justice, international affairs, natural resources, the environment, regional development, farm subsidies, social services, space exploration, air transportation and energy.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
mancos~The balance on the "credit card" is going up, up, up.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:06 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:38 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Yet Anon 20, people still complain when their pet "Project" is cut or reduced. Did you see the recent post about the low pay wage increase given by Obama to our soldiers? If we want the government to be cut back, then cut all sectors back. The schools, the roads, defense, the poor and YES even the elderly and disabled. Every group should be considered and trimmed equally. Is everyone really comfortable with that or are we going to play the special interest game??
Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
So right, anon :29. Some people who would be furious with a 20% cut in pay of their own income, but are fine foisting it on others who are deem less worthy, or greedy.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by 29again at 7:17 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
If that means that the people getting $900/mo in FS will only get $200, well, they won't starve, and they might be motivated to DO something about it.
Hope all those elderly folks and disabled folks who rely on FSs are able to provide for themselves too-slackers really need that motivational jump start!
Answer by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by janet116 at 8:39 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by 29again at 8:48 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
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