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What? Just because the

What? Just because the government designates a special tax to fund each program doesn't mean they aren't expenditures or shouldn't be counted. The government is free to spend those revenues, btw, on what ever it wants, and historically has done so. Nowadays, those taxes can't even cover current expenditures