One of the myths that is propogated by the conservatives is that the federal government is out of control. The oft cited reason is that spending growth in entitlements, discretionary spending and other "unnecessary" programs is the problem.
Well folks, Angry Bear
does the heavy lifting for all of us so you don't have to listen to that nonsense any longer:
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One chart is worth a thousand words, particularly if you put Homeland Security where it really belongs, under Defense Spending.