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Out-of-Control Spending Is to Blame for America's Deficit Problem

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Federal spending is projected to grow at a rapid pace beyond the 10-year budget window. Without reforms, spending on interest on the debt, health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, etc.), and Social Security will reach unsustainable levels. As a result, these spending levels will cause exploding deficits as tax revenues will be at their modern average level (1952-2008).

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PERCENTAGE OF GDP

Out-of-Control Spending Is to Blame for America's Deficit Problem

Source: Congressional Budget Office.