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Subject:  Re: smaller government, DrB? Date:  5/15/2013  4:35 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  423036 of 508563

It's much much harder to find a program where the cost so dramatically ourweighs the benefits that we can cut the spending as a no brainer and make anything more than a miniscule impact on total federal spending.

Yes, and it's a bit depressing that the government has gotten so large that even $15 billion is chicken feed.

I've made the point numerous times on the board that there are painful decisions ahead. Everything is going to be squeezed big time by medical costs of the aged (even after cutting the DoD in half).

That said, nobody has responded to the 185% growth in Fed spending while population has only grown 20% (and defense spending was a larger proportion back in 1990).

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