Transfers from programs like Medicaid, CHIP, and SNAP represent an increasing share of income for low to middle income groups.
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The share of total pre-tax income has sharply increased for the wealthy, but decreased for low-income households.
The national debt is on an unsustainable path.
Waiting to act raises the cost of stabilizing the debt.
Spending on foreign affairs accounts for slightly more than 1% of total federal spending.
Compensation and medical care make up more than 40 percent of the defense budget.
The U.S. has historically devoted a larger share of its economy to defense than many of its key allies.
Low-income seniors rely on Social Security benefits for a major share of their retirement income.
The United States spends more on defense than the next seven countries combined.
Defense spending is projected to stay below its historical share of GDP.