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Base Spending Growth Relentless

Created on October 16, 2012

Base Spending Growth Relentless

Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012

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Base Spending (33% Increase, 2012–2022)

2022: $4.47 trillion

Financial Bailouts

Global War on Terrorism

2009 Stimulus Bill

IN TRILLIONS OF INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS (2012)

Sources: Congressional Budget Office, The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022, January 2012,  http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/01-31-2012_Outlook.pdf (accessed September 28, 2012), and Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Year 2013, February 2012, Table S-12. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/tables.pdf (accessed October 1, 2012).