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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 20 percent through 2023, after adjusting for inflation. Federal spending per household more than doubled from 1962 to 2003, and grew by 15 percent over the past decade.

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PER-HOUSEHOLD SPENDING IN INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS (2014)

Federal Spending per Household Is on the Rise

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