A tale of two charts. Both are correct. (from 2015) But, what’s the difference? The left is total US spending. The right is US discretionary spending. What’s the other spending? “The other major category is mandatory spending, which is sometimes referred to as “entitlements.” So that’s where the sarcastic “entitled” from the right comes from. While the US spends MORE public money on health care than similar countries, it goes to a SMALLER % of people. Also, the out-of-pocket expenses for citizens in the USA is much HIGHER than similar countries. Why does it cost so much to help so few? http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/aug/17/facebook-posts/pie-chart-federal-spending-circulating-internet-mi/

A tale of two charts. Both are correct. (from 2015)
But, what’s the difference?
The left is total US spending.
The right is US discretionary spending.
 
What’s the other spending? “The other major category is mandatory spending, which is sometimes referred to as “entitlements.”
 
So that’s where the sarcastic “entitled” from the right comes from.
 
While the US spends MORE public money on health care than similar countries, it goes to a SMALLER % of people. Also, the out-of-pocket expenses for citizens in the USA is much HIGHER than similar countries.
 
Why does it cost so much to help so few?
 
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/aug/17/facebook-posts/pie-chart-federal-spending-circulating-internet-mi/
 
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