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While cutting/eliminating Medicare/Medicaid, Romney/Ryan plan on increasing Defense Spending http://bit.ly/MztpK4 this despite the fact that the U.S. spends more on Defense than the next 15 countries COMBINED; a full 30% of our total federal revenues. http://bit.ly/pHEiWu

U.S. voters see Medicare as a top election issue - poll http://reut.rs/RkK0qE


Medicare|Medicaid . COST .vs Defense Spending
...........Mcare..Mcaid..Total..Defense ($ in trillions)
FY1999 .211 + .108 = $0.319 $0.261
FY2000 .218 + .118 = $0.336 $0.281
FY2001 .241 + .130 = $0.371 $0.291
FY2002 .256 + .148 = $0.404 $0.332
FY2003 .277 + .161 = $0.438 $0.389
FY2004 .300 + .176 = $0.476 $0.437
FY2005 .335 + .182 = $0.517 $0.474
FY2006 .378 + .181 = $0.559 $0.499
FY2007 .374 + .191 = $0.565 $0.529
FY2008 .389 + .202 = $0.591 $0.595
FY2009 .429 + .251 = $0.680 $0.637
FY2010 .450 + .273 = $0.723 $0.667
FY2011 .483 + .275 = $0.758 $0.679
FY2012 .469 + .250 = $0.719 $0.651

http://1.usa.gov/Hl0pXR


2002 Enrollment: Medicare xx.x million; Medicaid 39.9 million
2009 Enrollment: Medicare xx.x million; Medicaid 49.0 million
2010 Enrollment: Medicare 46.6 million; Medicaid 50.0 million
2011 Enrollment: Medicare 47.7 million; Medicaid xx.x million
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