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Budget and Spending

Federal Budget

Saving the American Dream

The Heritage Foundation offers a detailed plan to redesign entitlement programs, guarantee assistance to those who need it, and save the American dream for future generations. Read More.

How to Cut $343 Billion from the Federal Budget

Federal spending is on an unsustainable path that risks disaster for America. Runaway spending has increased annual federal budget deficits to unprecedented levels, adding $2.7 trillion to the national debt in the past two years alone. Read More.

Reining in Runaway Spending and Deficits

The Obama Administration has used the recession as an excuse for a historic and permanent expansion of government and deficits. Only during the height of World War II has Washington matched current levels of spending and deficits. Read More.

Federal Budget Chart Book

See the web’s best visual presentation of federal spending, taxes, debt, and entitlements. Read More.

The federal budget has three principal roles: (1) to control spending, (2) to limit the size and scope of government, and (3) to compel choices among governing priorities. In short, budgeting truly is governing. Congress must get back to budgeting now to bring America’s fiscal house in order.