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Real Discretionary Outlays Have Grown 40 Percent Since 2002

Created on October 16, 2012

Real Discretionary Outlays Have Grown 40 Percent Since 2002

Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012

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Stimulus spending

Non-Defense

Defense

In Billions of Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (2012)

Source: Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2013: Historical Tables, Table 8.7, February 2012, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals (accessed August 8, 2012), and Congressional Budget Office, An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022, August 2012, Table 1-1, http://cbo.gov/publication/43543 (accessed August 23, 2012).