There are only so many blog Xmas Greetings you can take. Surely.
So something to tuck away for post your eat/drink/be merry festival.
In 1972 2.2 percent of government spending was on law and order; 16 percent on health and 23 percent on social welfare.
In 2011 4.8 percent went on law and order; 20 percent on health and 31 percent on social welfare. Education spending dropped slightly from 17.6 percent in 1972 to 16.5 in 2011.
A crude interpretation might be that we have more crime, worse health and more 'need' to be met with welfare payments. I emphasise crude because there are of course many, many interpretations one could put on the figures.
Now, first present to deliver - a walk for the dog.
Have a wonderful day.
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