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    Senior Member HK in AK's Avatar
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    Default The Unabridged And Illustrated Federal Budget For Dummies - Part 1

    Well, I hope this helps everyone understand how government doesn't work.

    In a four-part series, on the premise that a picture paints a thousand words, we present, via The Heritage Foundation, everything you wanted to know about the Federal Budget - In Charts. We start with Federal Spending - which is at record levels and is still growing, threatening economic freedom.

    Federal Spending per Household Is Skyrocketing

    The federal government is spending more per household than ever before. Since 1965, spending per household has grown by 152 percent, from $11,900 in 1965 to $30,015 in 2012. From 2012 to 2022, it is projected to rise to $34,602a 15 percent increase.


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    Website:[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Tahoma]President/Executive Director: Dr. Edwin Feulner
    Established: In 1973 by Joseph Coors (of Coors Beer) and Paul Weyrich.
    Finances: $52,292,374 revenue (2004); $123 million in assets (2004) (2004 990)
    Officers: Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., President; Phillip N. Truluck, Executive Vice President; Stuart M. Butler, Vice President; Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President; Michael G. Franc, Vice President; Rebecca Hagelin, Vice President; Kim R. Holmes, Vice President; John Von Kannon, Vice President & Treasurer; Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy; Robert E. Russell, Jr., Counselor andothers.
    Board of Trustees: David R. Brown, M.D., Chairman; Richard M. Scaife, Vice Chairman; J. Frederic Rench; Douglas F. Allison; Holland H. Coors; Midge Decter; Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.; Jerry Hume; Kay Cole James; Hon. J. William Middendorf, II; Barb Van Andel-Gaby; and others.
    Employees: 173 excluding fellows
    Membership: 275,000
    Publications: annual report, monthly newsletter "Insider," publishes numerous detailed public policy papers for Congress, average of 10 or more a month.

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    How's that Hopey Changey thing workin'? C.Puffs's Avatar
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    The stupidity in some of the comments is downright depressing.

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    Interesting read, thanks for the post HK.

    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    The stupidity in some of the comments is downright depressing.
    Agreed, although the comments were a little easier to read that something else where, say Yahoo or CNN.

    I wish they (those running the machine) would just come out and say it bluntly. Things are not looking good and we need to pull our heads our of our @ss to get through this together.

    In other words prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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