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Subject:  Re: smaller government, DrB? Date:  5/15/2013  5:53 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  423043 of 481102

So what makes up the difference between 1990 and today? The usual culprits - the cost of supporting an aging population, skyrocketing medical costs, and an overzealous commitment to military expenditure.

As for the military expenditures, in 2013 defense is

866/3685 = 24% of Federal spending

In 1990 it was

342/1253 = 27%

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