Foreign Aid and the Budget.

How do Americans think the government spends their money? Via Ezra Klein, is one answer:

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To be fair, given the size of the Pentagon's budget -- $663 billion in 2010, or 19 percent of budgeted expenditures -- and the extent to which we are still committed to a language of "freedom" in our foreign policy -- these wars are fought for your benefit, etc. -- there is definitely a sense in which the public is completely correct, and we do spend tremendous amounts on "foreign aid."

-- Jamelle Bouie

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