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More than 70 Percent of Federal Spending Goes to Dependence Programs

Created on February 8, 2012

More than 70 Percent of Federal Spending Goes to Dependence Programs

Chart 2 • CDA 12-02: Index of Dependence on Government

Sources: Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables: Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012, 2011, Table 1.1, pp. 22 and 23, and Heritage Foundation calculations sourced throughout the Index of Dependence on Government.