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Was reading an online article about the future of our country

The online article that I read was The National Economic Rescue Initiative: Rescuing the American Dream from Economic Crisis

Sorry that I might have been living in a cave, but where is the source of the majority of our national current spending?

I am fully aware of corporate bail-outs of the past (that's a sunk cost). I am wondering about where the current ongoing spending is being spent, and how it can be stopped.

Thanks

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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    This is the 2009 fiscal year federal spending.  The wedges are listed in order from largest to smallest expenditure.

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:31 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • The top 5 are:
    1. Social Security = 21.05%
    2. Dept. of Defense = 16.85%
    3. Medicare = 13.34%
    4. Unemployment and Welfare = 11.77%
    5. Interest on our National Debt = 8.5%

    http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=federal+spending+pie+chart&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=tBgNTdaDO5G4sAOJyOXPAg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CD8QsAQwAw&biw=1588&bih=871
    ChezBelle

    Answer by ChezBelle at 3:40 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • If thats from 2009 I bet that unemployment and welfare is a bigger slice now.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:54 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • There are certain expenditures that absolutely shouldn't be stopped - some that certainly should be stopped.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 12:50 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Yeah, but it's all I could find...I'll be interested to see how the pie chart changes too--I predict the Social Security and Unemployment wedges will flip!! Sigh.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:43 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

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