Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Promised Land

So here are some questions to ask about this information:

  • OK, seriously: if we adjust for inflation, and the rate of government growth in so-called "real dollars" is more than 4 times the rate of population growth, what in the name of heaven are we spending all that money on?
  • Since GDP increased 65% over the period in question, if that's the actual baseline for necessary government services, why is it true that the massive bulk of the growth in Federal Spending is not in services which support or accompany the change in GDP?
You may have more questions about this data.  Put them in the comments.


Scott Welch (formerly Scooter) said...

If the stimulus was only $1 trillion dollars, which was to be spent over a period of several years, what did the government need $1.5 trillion per year for 2009 and 2010? Was the stimulus far more than the rhetoric?

But I think that question is a sub-question of your first one.

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