One Marine stands vigil in the middle of Rolling Thunder:
On Memorial Day, 2012, this is but a small token
of my gratitude to those who gave all.
“The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.”
“under any plausible scenario, the federal budget is on an unsustainable path—that is, federal debt will grow much faster than the economy over the long run... Federal spending on programs other than Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security— including national defense and a wide variety of domestic programs—is likely to contribute far less, if anything, to the upward trend in federal outlays as a share of GDP”The remaining images are all taken from two CBO documents published in April of 2012 detailing federal spending for fiscal year 2011. These documents demonstrate that, as the CBO previously asserted, virtually ALL of the growth (as a % of GDP) in federal spending over the last 20 years came from Medicare and Medicaid.