Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A visual perspective on government spending.

Last night, I attended a panel discussion and dinner hosted by the Atlanta Committee for Heritage.  One of the presenters was Bill Beach, director of the Center of Data Analysis at the Heritage Foundation.  In discussing the runaway spending of Congress, Beach compared, in stark graphical form, the spending on the stimulus, TARP and AIG with the unfunded obligations of Social Security and Medicare. (Click on the graphic for a better view).

Breathtaking.  Can anyone really look at this and think that a government health care "option" is a good idea, or that any health care reform bill will be deficit neutral?

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