Federal Spending per Household Is Skyrocketing
The federal government is spending more per household than ever before. Since 1965, spending per household has grown by 152 percent, from $11,900 in 1965 to $30,015 in 2012. From 2012 to 2022, it is projected to rise to $34,602 – a 15 percent increase.
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INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS (2012)
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional Budget Office.