Federal Budget in Pictures

What if a Typical Family Spent and Borrowed Like the Federal Government?

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Families understand that it is unwise to repeatedly spend much more than they take in. But Washington continues its shopping spree on the taxpayer credit card with seemingly no regard to the stack of bills the nation has already piled up.

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FIGURES BASED ON THE 2014 BUDGET

What if a Typical Family Spent and Borrowed Like the Federal Government?

Source: Congressional Budget Office.