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ATLANTIC: The Innovation Nation vs The Warfare-Welfare State

February 1, 2012

From The Innovation Nation vs. the Warfare-Welfare State – The Atlantic:

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. federal budget, $2.2 trillion annually, is spent on the four biggest warfare and welfare programs, Medicaid, Medicare, Defense and Social Security. In contrast, the National Institutes of Health, which funds medical research, spends $31 billion annually, and the National Science Foundation spends just $7 billion.. (read the rest of the Atlantic article)

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