Government Spending

Americans Say Federal Government Wastes Over Half of Every Dollar

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According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans believe on average the federal government wastes 51 cents out of every dollar it spends. This is up 34% from the 1986 low of 38 cents per dollar. These numbers have steadily increased overtime.

Of every tax dollar that goes to the federal government in Washington, D.C., how many cents of each dollar would you say are wasted? 1979-2011 trend


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  1. And what proportion of federal dollars are spent on wealth redistribution?

    Or, what proportion of the U.S. population is adamant that Social Security and Medicare (and maybe defense and Medicaid too) are indispensable?

    Americans don’t want the government to shrink or grow. They want math to work differently, so the government can do both at once.

  2. They want math to work differently

  3. thank you a lotssssssssssssssssss

  4. more overtime lately, but my company does a lot of guvment work….and a lot of the work is clearly waste. hahaha.

  5. view based on a belief that something circumstancial, be it a trinket of some sort, a lucky charm, or a mystical belief based on supersticious ideas can cause situations to work out for your right time and the right place has some merit in regards to this; however, I think that to be successful requires greatly detailed thought processes which evaluate a purpose and identify the steps needed to create the desired successful outcome. Once this type of integrated thought is realized the work begins. To take what is written down as the plan of success and implement it through determined effort towards the accomplishment of the success plan is what makes it happen. Thought is the genorater initially as you must research what is needed to make your plan a success. It’s like that old saying, “I think and therefore I am.” – ????? ??????
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