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Subject:  Re: smaller government, DrB? Date:  5/15/2013  7:34 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  423047 of 445730

That's deceptive, Bob. And I'm sure you know it. It's a larger percentage of a smaller number.

It's not deceptive. It's what part of government spending went for the DoD. Since the percentage went down it means other parts of government grew to take a larger slice of the pie. And back when JFK was elected the Defense Department took up 55% of all federal spending (larger slice of a smaller pie, total expenditures being only $97 billion or $770 billion in today's dollars).

DB2
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