|h/t Doug Ross|
I always thought the government was pretty wasteful. Based on what the President is claiming, I was clearly wrong in that assessment. For a mere 2% of the budget, we are funding police, fire, teachers, the National Guard, two aircraft carriers, 800,000 defense contractors, programs for disadvantaged children, battered women, Head Start, air traffic controllers, border patrol,, the department of Homeland Security, access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings, and the TSA* -- naming just a some of the stuff in DIRE STRAITS over DEEP cuts in the rate of growth. That 2% sure gets us a lot of bang for our buck.
I am not sure what the other 98% of the budget is paying for.
* this is all stuff the Executive branch has claimed will be hurt by the sequester.
EDIT: Damn it all to hell. Thanks Nathan. This is turning into a regular clusterfuck of a day. I may have to take the afternoon off and go to the smoke shop.