The single best graph on what’s driving our deficits – Ezra Klein

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The White Paper from the Congressional Budget Office is worth a look,….. unless you’re one of those people who only believe the CBO when they come up with numbers that you agree with. If you disagrree, their numbers are skewed and worthless, and the CBO can’t be trusted.

You know who you are.

The single best graph on what’s driving our deficits

Ezra Klein

From the Congressional Budget Office’s hot new white paper, “Options for Deficit Reduction“:

That’s all of the federal government’s spending in three graphs. The top graph is health care, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. The middle graph is Social Security. And then there’s literally everything else: Defense, education, infrastructure, food safety, R&D, farm subsidies, the FBI, etc.

What these three charts tell you is simple: It’s all about health care. Spending on Social Security is expected to rise, but not particularly…

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