explain how mandatory and discretionary spending are similar and how they are di

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explain how mandatory and discretionary spending are similar and how they are different.

May 31st, 2015

Discretionary spending includes money for things like the Army, FBI, and highway projects. Congress explicitly determines how much to spend on these programs on an annual basis. Mandatory spending is authorized by permanent laws. It includes programs through which individuals receive benefits based on their age, income, or other criteria. 

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