Thank you, PolitiFact!
If you’re familiar with the federal government’s budgeting process and you follow social media, your head has probably exploded at least a dozen times when you see misleading information circulated as truth. Of course, countering it every time is exhausting. Who wants to take the time to go dig up the budget, make the images, and then explain it all?
Thankfully, PolitiFact has done the fact-checking and got it right, so now you can just bookmark a link and use it as needed.
The issue that PolitiFact had to weigh in on is how much of the government’s spending actually goes to the military verses various programs that could be called health and human services. As PolitiFact reports, the meme being proven false is being used as an attack against Republicans. While there are plenty of reasons for people (Republicans or not) to criticize Republicans, the meme is simply wrong on this point: