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The Federal Budget

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Salty

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    Wow, I got it right. I thought HHS or DOD, and picked HHS. Although I am not sure since I never worked in the accounting section of a government agency, I do not think it is like doing a quarterly statement in a civilian company, where profit is required for survival. The federal government can make money appear and disappear with the wave of a magic wand.
     
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    The problem ISN'T the budget. It is the trillions spent off-budget including the "black" budget.
     
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    I believe HHS budget includes Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. As such, expect this trend to continue for a long, long time.
     
  5. Salty

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    Medicare and Medicaid come under HHS, but not Soc Security.
     
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    Correct! The SS Administration administers the two Medi budgets but they are separate budgets.
     
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    Off Topic....

    ... but, I couldn't help myself. When you wrote the title - Federal Budget - I immediately thought: one big MESS.:laugh:

    "Look what you got us into this time 'Ollie (Barry)'". :laugh:
     
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    Note it doesn't include money invented by the Fed.
     
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