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Feds spend $7 on seniors for every $1 on kids

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Washington Post: According to the Urban Institute, the government spends 10 percent spent on children compared to 41 percent on the elderly and disabled portions of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

“Over the next 10 years, federal outlays on children will fall as a percentage of the budget (from 10 to 8 percent); federal spending is projected to increase by nearly $1 trillion, but children’s spending remains essentially unchanged in absolute dollars.”

 

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