Comments for Clout: The Game

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OJ_Jones

Dec. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I have a death ray now. Do what I say.

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Developer response from delosford

Good ol' death rays.

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Daddysback

Jun. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love that I can dual wield bazookas in the house of congress, but I can't come without shoes.

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Developer response from delosford

Hey, freedom has its limits, bub.

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warhero2019303

Jun. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Clout. We know drama.

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Developer response from delosford

indeed

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OJ_Jones

Feb. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not only did some jerk kill me but they took my death ray away. Rest assured I WILL GET MY DEATH RAY BACK AND I WILL GET MY REVENGE ON THE MANIAC WHO KILLED ME.

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Developer response from delosford

I would be impressed if you could attain the same relic again

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Rhysdog

May. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i cant believe any assasin would be stupid enough to walk up and stab moses for just $200000

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Developer response from delosford

ok?

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laveney

Aug. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Seeing Frank Underwood in Clout - "meh, that was to be expected" Seeing Frank Underwood actually being majority whip in Clout - EPIC!

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Developer response from delosford

Can't say I was directly responsible for that one.

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Top12Gun

Mar. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'm just gonna add that Josh is definitely the first name I'd list if you asked me who would suggest hooker murder as an option.

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Developer response from delosford

Don't kill hookers -- they're already dead inside!

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Stepping_Razor

Apr. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) This game has been a lot more intense since that win bill was introduced.

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Developer response from delosford

Indeed.

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Daddysback

Jul. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Idea for assassination: Men with machineguns pulled up to CONGRESSPERSON's house, emptying over 2000 bullets into the house, killing everyone inside. And if the congressperson survived, it would be: Fortunately, the congressperson was out to lunch at the time. Or: However, all of the bullets missed the congressperson, and the police assigned to his house killed the attackers.

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Developer response from delosford

Various different assassination types will be added in the future.

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GordonSo

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not a Spy and Cheesus. Committed to making this game completely unplayable since 2013.

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Developer response from delosford

Not sure what you mean.

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Rhysdog

Jun. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) you'd think that after the immense amount of slander recently that the whole thing would make front page news around the world. or at least that people would suspect something...

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Developer response from delosford

why would increasing frequency of slander make it a bigger story?

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moxieman

Jan. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Fantastic game! Sharp, self-aware and hilarious. It's just enough to be a immersive good time, but not so much that it becomes self-important and preachy. (I can't find the adjective for that statement.) One thing though, while I get the feeling the world page was given a lot of thought and care, it seems as if the game isn't affected by it enough. It doesn't matter to the player that the economy is sunk and so on. It would be really impressive if the store and the black market experienced inflation in proportion to the sinking economy and so on. All the same, my favorite game on Kong!

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support! The CPI is not currently modeled, which would be more what you're talking about. Historically, I think the CPI also has a loose or potentially inverse relationship with the price of illicit drugs. However, I do have plans to implement bills that will alter the cost of drugs and perhaps also items (drug law bills and sales tax or something). These bills will ALSO modify costs of other games connected to Clout, such as The Lobby and Campaign Trail (both currently only in the planning stages, but The Lobby should be open in some form within a month at most).

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balony67

Mar. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) When a Binary Bill is in cool down can you add a feature to show how many days until you can introduce it again?

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Developer response from delosford

I suppose I could look into adding this.

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laveney

Dec. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) You could include information about +0, +1, +2, +3 marks in the help page or in the bills page, or in both pages. It took me quite a while to figure out it's abilities effectivness multiplayer based on players clout tier. Thou I didn't figured out yet how exactly it works. I'm under impression that most of the newbies have simillar problems with understanding those marks.

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback! It does mention this when you first create your character, but it should probably be stated in the help. It's not really important for newbies to know as you can go up in tier without suffering any penalties. Penalties only occur once you reach CT2 or higher. If you're higher than CT1 and play on a CT1 player's bill, you will suffer a penalty (50% if you're 3+). If you're CT4 and act on a CT2 player's bill, you operate at 80% strength. All of the autobalance percentages are carefully designed to balance higher and lower tier players in a fair fashion to discourage griefing and ganking, but still allow multiplayer interaction.

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Joshua_Lee

Mar. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Can you go ahead and trigger a natural disaster for just the first time so we can get a taste of what it's gonna be instead of possibly having to wait weeks and weeks to see the new feature?

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Developer response from delosford

Why would you *want* one to happen? lol

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Gear_Of_Road

Apr. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I have a single spare kred... D'ya wannit?

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Developer response from delosford

lol... what should I make for 1 kred? Brown dye? :P

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natis1

May. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This game is incredibly unrealistic, congress actually gets stuff done in it.

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Developer response from delosford

i loled

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SmokingLaddy

Apr. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Incredible game, nothing else like it on Kongregate or elsewhere. Congratulations delosford for your brilliant production.

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support!

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oace3

Mar. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @helltank its funny because you cant actually buy clout or cash or a instant bill pass. also go back to whatever hole you crawled out of, people of your IQ are prohibited

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Developer response from delosford

Well, to be fair there's no IQ requirement to be a member of Congress. lol

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ShalakoPain

Mar. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Amazing Game. If you are a fan of satire, politics, Those Facebook Mafia games or even just old school Text Based RPGs this is the game for you. Delosford did a great job and he's great at Bug Reports too. 5/5.

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support!

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Rhysdog

Jun. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) best quote ever "uh. Try some crack instead. That seems like your kinda thing." also, is it just a coincidence that the entire cabinet is conservative or are they usually the same party?

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Developer response from delosford

It'll be quite rare for them to all be the exact same party. That was just luck of the draw.

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oace3

Jul. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) add bug spray that large spider is annoying

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Developer response from delosford

It just might start showing up in assassinations in rare instances....

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WilliamE32

Apr. 3, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) im gonna assasinate Frank underwood

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Developer response from delosford

Usually it's best not to let people know before doing this. Just a general piece of advice.

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Geenf11

Feb. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I most definitely did not blackmail Q. Ohgodpleasedon'tkillmeIdiditforscience

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Developer response from delosford

Of cooouurrse not

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GordonSo

Jan. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) If you're "not sure" what I mean you could look in to it. Here's one of them admitting they are playing the game just to drive away other at this point. http://imgur.com/R0Rwfmx

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Stealth01

Jan. 8, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) awesome, perhaps more?

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support!

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warhero2019303

Jan. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I looked in the store but I can't find xXxEXTENDERxXx TURBO EDITION anywhere. I saved up my $359,820,000 and I'm self-conscious about my little congressman. Wat do?

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Developer response from delosford

In recent news, congressperson Warhero was arrested on charges of corruption. Authorities are reportedly questioning how exactly he managed to get more than a quarter of a billion dollars spending only a scant few years in office. More details at 10.

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ironsmasher

May. 31, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) How does Japan declaring war on us not make it in to the newspaper? You need to make it more noticeable.

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Developer response from delosford

Realistically that should have been a lot harder, and I'll be editing it back. The overrun from the military aid overkill was still hitting relations when it shouldn't have. I'm pretty sure I didn't even add a paper thing for that because it should be nearly impossible. There will be one now should it ever happen again... but it probably won't.

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berber67

Jan. 29, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'm French and i don't understand every thing but what i get it that's very funny, just the description of the politics party are hilarious. I think just add a background and a few color would help the game to be more populare like a soviet propaganda placard for the left socialist, good luck.

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support! I've noticed a lot of people from foreign countries play. I see a lot of connections from Australia, Iceland, Scandinavia, and South America in the server logs. However, I can't draw and am not much of an artist in general, which is the primary reason for the minimalistic visuals in the game. The secondary reason is to make the game have the appearance of connecting to a MUD through a telnet client. If you don't know what a MUD is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUD

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Mpabdu

Oct. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Too bad that people ignore games like this just because they have no graphics and action.

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Developer response from delosford

Yeah... it seems a lot of people on Kongregate expect that.

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balony67

Feb. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Man Delosford you really take amazing care of the game! You comment to people's problems, bugs, and questions and keep on fixing bugs and updating the game! Nice job Delosford!!!

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support!

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retsamerol

Feb. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Jennifer Government's NationStates is a multiplayer political themed online game that predated this game by several years. Nonetheless, it's existence doesn't detract from Clout's uniqueness. I do not believe the victory criteria for any party is achievable. It'll be a 1-4 battle passing the bill, and with equal access to sex, drugs and rock & roll on both sides, I don't see any single party with sufficient resources to push it through. So are those bills just available for people to waste clout on and cause drama? Finally, I think that having a suicide option should be available. After all, politicians have the right to commit suicide in real life. The lack of such an option deprives my digital avatar their rightful civil liberty and surely goes against the Constitution.

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Developer response from delosford

NationStates is a nation-building Civ game. It seems to have added an opt-in multiplayer voting element on top of the basic Civ formula, but it would be an extraordinary stretch to call it "politically-themed" the way Clout is, and such a stretch would end up including many other games that predated NationStates. Maybe "Government Themed" or something would be more fitting? There aren't really any "politics" in your nation since you just choose what to do. Anyway... yes, win condition bills are intentionally incredibly hard to pass. Certainly you agree that passing such a bill through congress would be pretty difficult? Killing yourself is not an option for gameplay fairness and balance reasons, but if you would like to have your character removed so you can make a new one, feel free to let me know.

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JoshinatorKY

Feb. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This game makes me feel like a REALLY bad person. I snort a crap ton of cocaine so I can help repeal child labor laws? If this was real life I'd totally go to hell for that XD. But that's basically how bad most politicians are anyway, minus the drugs (sometimes)

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Developer response from delosford

Wikipedia "Marion Barry" and "Kwame Kilpatrick". Probably two of the most hilariously corrupt/flagrantly drug-using politicians the US has ever seen. They barely even hide it and somehow keep getting reelected anyway.

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Diggey

Dec. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Oh noes... We are loosing people and GDP... QUICK,RAISE THE INCOME TAXES!!!!

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Developer response from delosford

lol... yeah, I think cloutville needs a wee bit more coordination on their goals with the nation stats. On the plus side, since the US starts so strong you've got a looooong way to fall while you figure it out.

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penguinkirby

May. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Can you kill me again? I made my new character incorrectly

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Developer response from delosford

k

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penguinkirby

Jun. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) May as well hire the police to shoot him, seems better than the hobo I keep sending in.

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Developer response from delosford

ooh... maybe I'll add some option for police bribery like that which increases in success chance by the target's protection...

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dinodude232

May. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Started playing this game a couple weeks ago and im loving it. Everyday I would check on it 2-3 times and pass/introduce some bills and then continue my real life. Great Game 6/5 and Favourited.

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support!

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DeaDGoD

May. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Suggestion, timestamps in the notification box be in 24 hour time

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Developer response from delosford

Yeah, that's on the to do list. Just a way low priority.

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henry700

Feb. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Warlord Of The Month made me lol so much

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support!

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balony67

Apr. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Delosford how about once in a while we could have Situations we could react to when playing bills like these situations : North Korea has Invaded South Korea, Pandemic, Riots, and Much more! Witch effects happiness, GDP, Health, Foreign Relations and more?

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Developer response from delosford

Random events are a planned feature. Just kind of a low priority.

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Zedzero2

Dec. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Doing cocaine off a hooker's dead body. Future President 2025

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Developer response from delosford

Just another average day in the world of Clout.

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Rhysdog

Apr. 23, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i leave the cloutiverse for two days and foreign relations is completed, some "scotus" guy starts messin with the binaries and the president, vice president and secretary of state is killed!

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Developer response from delosford

CH-CH-CHANGES

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Rhysdog

Mar. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) if constituent support falls really REALLY low your constituents should personally murder you... would be great to see it on the daily clout

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Developer response from delosford

Mike always did need a little salt

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ArtixBot

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) You should include information that purchasing a cigar/liquor will cause a scandal. I bought one liquor, expecting for it to not cause a scandal, but was not told that it would cause the scandal. NOOOO MY PERFECT RECORD. But seriously, I think you should include a warning next to the cigar and liquor in the store.

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Developer response from delosford

The scandals from these items are incredibly minor compared to other scandals in the game, and the purpose is more to use them to drown out worse scandals than to actually cause problems for characters that incur them.

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Kideo

Feb. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) How often or fast does health recover?

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Developer response from delosford

You regain 3 health/day, 6/day if you're in the hospital. You also receive automatic police protection if you've recently been hit by a violent mission.

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poopmok

Mar. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) when i passed out while i was banging my escort it must of been pretty akward for the escort considering i literally PASSED OUT in the middle of the action

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Developer response from delosford

I'm sure they're used to it.

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evilgenius97

Feb. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) With the passing out page, where it says "the sight of a particularly large spider" it would be so funny if you actually put in random spiders!

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Developer response from delosford

There have been various suggestions to add spiders to the game based on that... but they all seem like they'd just end up pissing people off more than anything.

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krilinater

Jan. 29, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I spent most of my money on a bazooka yay me !!!!!!!.

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Developer response from delosford

If happiness keeps dropping, you just might need it to fight off your former constituents!

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penguinkirby

May. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I died. I should've stayed in the hospital

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Developer response from delosford

It's hard for me to check at this point if it would have helped or not.

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henry700

May. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Why is equate taxes to thievery a gaffe when going for Cut all NASA funding? They're funded on taxpayer money, aren't they?

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Developer response from delosford

The US Government doesn't exactly pay for things with real money most of the time. Spending does not imply that taxes are implemented to equal the spending (at least not automatically).

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