"It's a lot of money guys!". .. all this money thats being cut from education and healthcare and such should be cut form military. we spend more money on military then the next 8 countries com
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User avatar #12 - lockstin (03/11/2013) [-]
all this money thats being cut from education and healthcare and such should be cut form military. we spend more money on military then the next 8 countries combined. (7 of which are allies). so how about we just spend more then the next 4 countries combined and see if anyone wants to invade us.
User avatar #14 to #12 - actinglead (03/11/2013) [-]
I dont know why people are thumbing you down. That is a good answer to spend less
User avatar #15 to #12 - alphawolffifteen (03/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, we can afford to cut our military spending in half and still spend the most...which means we can cut money and STILL be the strongest...as in we don't need to be spending this much, especially with such strong allies.
I don't know why the hell you're being thumbed down, you're right.
User avatar #16 to #12 - unclebourbon (03/11/2013) [-]
China is paying for most of our military weapons so that is not a pool that would open.

I'm just saying.
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User avatar #23 to #18 - unclebourbon (03/12/2013) [-]
Yet time and time again we keep borrowing money from them. Why is that then?
#17 to #12 - leminlyme (03/11/2013) [-]
Don't quote such an overused statement when trying to look intelligent and make a point. We all already know that phrase. Make your original point.
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User avatar #1 - masterfuck (03/10/2013) [-]
Just because it relatively looks about the same as the 2012 one, doesn't mean that it's a small amount of money it's about. Even if it's just 0.05 trillions, you will miss it really hard.
User avatar #2 to #1 - nsali (03/10/2013) [-]
not to mention the relative value of a dollar in 1913 (when this chart starts) was nowhere near the value of a dollar in say 1993 or whatever
#4 to #2 - John Cena (03/10/2013) [-]
It says "Inflation ajusted" in the post, your issue has been taken care of
User avatar #3 to #2 - apokalyptonaut (03/10/2013) [-]
Did you miss where it says "Inflation adjusted"?
User avatar #13 to #3 - traelos (03/11/2013) [-]
To be completely honest, I somehow doubt that is anywhere close to being accurately or validly "inflation adjusted".

In fact I looked it up and it's complete ******** . The U.S. budget in 1920 was $291,000,000, and a 1920 dollar is worth $12.15 today, do the math and that comes out to $3,535,650,000 which is 3.5 trillion dollars, just under the 2010ish budgets.

http://www.dollartimes.com/calculators/inflation.htm
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#24 to #13 - makesyoucry (09/18/2013) [-]
how do you get 3.5 billion to become 3.5 trillion? 1 billion = 1*10^9
#8 - John Cena (03/11/2013) [-]
a lot of inflation since 1913....
User avatar #10 to #8 - superpats (03/11/2013) [-]
thats why it says "adjusted for inflation"
User avatar #22 - iamkagji (03/11/2013) [-]
furloughs do not count as reasonable budget cuts. that's just flat out saying "I ****** up, now you are taking the fall."
User avatar #20 - lordlolland ONLINE (03/11/2013) [-]
Well, if you cut the brakes lines on a car it wouldn't be substantial damage to the car's mass, but the consequences would be catastrophic nonetheless.

It is more a matter of what, than how much, is cut.
#19 - kevintoday (03/11/2013) [-]
uh... thanks... obama?
#11 - notthistime (03/11/2013) [-]
this is a very stupid chart. the reason he might say that is a catastrophic cut, is not because of the amount, but because of what is being cut.
#9 - Flambongo (03/11/2013) [-]
Its good that this map accounts for inflation, but what it doesn't account for is the growth of the country, in size and population. It would have been better to present it as percent of GDP.
#7 - kainhall (03/11/2013) [-]
but these cuts were only made a few ******* days ago. im thinking theirs not enough data here to make anything like this.

**** , its only march... what about the other 9 ******* months? sure theirs a "budget plan" but what about hte unexpected things that could raise, or lower the total spent this year.

TLDR... not enough info to be accurate.
User avatar #5 - thatsnotmyname (03/10/2013) [-]
the cut is still like 0.3 trollion dollars. thats like a ******* lot. and because most of that other money is spent on defence, and pointless bureaucracy that they refuse to cut, that cut will only effect the people who need it the most ie- you
#6 to #5 - nightstar (03/11/2013) [-]
The Government only cuts the money that people need the most, because that way people notice that money is getting cut and will try to stop it.

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