Originally Posted by Fedaykin
That sustained increase has nothing to do with ARRA. It's almost all because of increased mandatory spending (social security, medicare, unemployment, interest, etc.) as well as large increases in VA and other defense related spending and small increases in other discretionary spending.
It's so simple even a vapid guy like you should be able to do the math:
Total spending from ARRA: ~$500bn over three years
$166bn/yr in 09/10/11
Healthcare spending increased 28% and welfare spending increased 66% in Obama's first 4 years. Not to mention the increase in unemployment spending. All of those, are areas of the budget that Obama's policies have directly contributed to. Crack job.