It’s kind of shocking to see that Social Security hasn’t really budged as a proportion of the federal budget in the last quarter century. International Affairs is exactly where you’d expect it, though.

Fully Myelinated

Via NPR’s Planet Money team, this is very cool:

Government Spending - Breakdown Of 50 Years

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know to look for Medicaid/Medicare down at the bottom undergoing massive growth.  And as for defense, there’s clearly something to be said for ending the cold war (though, we could probably cut further still).

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