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Chart Of The Day: Entitlement Nation, Now And Forever

  Job training and worker dislocation programs All elementary, secondary and higher education Health research and training Consumer and occupational health and safety Federal law enforcement and Federal judicial system Pollution control and abatement Air, ground and water transportation (FAA, Coast Guard) US Army Corps of Engineers General science research, NASA Energy R&D and demonstration projects NIH/CDC spending on disease control and bioterrorism International drug control and law enforcement

Why do we bring it up? Because the following chart shows the ratio of historical and projected government spending on entitlements - these are self-explanatory - to all the non-defense discretionary items listed above. It shows a disturbing trend.

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