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Federal Spending Per Household Is on the Rise

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Federal spending per household is projected to grow by 22 percent over the next decade, after adjusting for inflation. Federal spending per household more than doubled from 1962 to 2003. Spending grew by 17 percent just over the past decade.

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INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS (2013)

Federal Spending Per Household Is on the Rise

Sources: Congressional Budget Office, Office of Management and Budget, and U.S. Census Bureau.