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Old November 21st, 2012, 12:08 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ElasticNinja View Post
In education there are a lot of people with special needs, for one thing.

As for your comment on spending, that is not really true. In Ireland, the state spends 8.5 billion on education (I have no idea, but that would probably be about 90% of overall education spend), and 13.5bn on healthcare (about 75% of total spending). Thats a 5bn (or 7ish overall I guess), difference. Its a big difference, but massive? Far from it. So I think comparing education and healthcare is very accurate.

Where I got my numbers from:
Budget 2012
Good for Ireland. One problem, Ireland only has about 6.5 million citizens, the US has over 314.5 million. The difference here will be MUCH larger.
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