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Problem Log Question #1

Though Congress has the power of the purse, 60% of expenditures are mandatory, such as Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security. This shows that Congress does not have complete control over spending, and in fact, has little control over spending. What Congress is cut is limited to the discretionary funds, which are mostly spent on defense. The amount of money coming in from taxes is surprising; it seems that tax revenues should comprise a larger percentage of the receipts. The massive amount of money spent on defense alone is also questionable, and reform may be necessary. So much money should not be necessary to maintain national security, rather we should rely on more diplomatic approaches to foreign policy.