In 1963, non-defense discretionary spending was 3.6% of GDP. In 2008 it was…3.6% of GDP. The Economist
Non-defense discretionary spending has been historically even to GDP. It is not a cause of America’s deficits, yet it is the only thing Republicans are proposing to cut.
It is simply madness, wild, flailing insanity, the imaginings of stunted children trying to be statesmen.