Saw this analysis on LinkedIn that showed what people across the political spectrum feel about where government spending should be focused.
I find this interesting because it is ultimately what happens to all that tax money they collect, and it’s also the single biggest way to change society. I usually vote on social issues because I can’t, with a clear conscience, elect bigots to positions of power.
But then I disagree with how the non-bigots spend my money.
So here’s the chart showing the findings of the research, along wIth my stack rank of where I would spend the money. Note I’m assuming it’s changes from current spend…not total spend. We need money for defense but we don’t need as much, I would argue.
I put “job creation” last, because the only ways the government can create jobs are:
1) hire more government workers (which I’m against in general)
2) kick off infrastructure projects (which I’m for, but it’s covered elsewhere)
3) cut taxes to free up businesses to invest (not really a spending thing)