What do most US federal government workers do and what are the biggest federal budget items?
70% of USA federal workers relate to national security including military service and less than 60% of spending is mandatory (Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid).
All major economies are mixed, i.e neither fully capitalist nor fully socialist.
The US is lower than many countries in government social spending as a % of GDP.
The US is lower than many countries in happiness.
Some higher social spending countries are less happy than in the US.
Approximately 3% of the federal budget relates to research despite economic benefits.
The majority of federal spending is fixed with much going to the old and health care.
Approximately 70% of federal workers do jobs relating to national security.
Senators are elected every six years and representative every two years.
Presidents can veto laws but their vetoes can be over-ridden to pass laws.
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