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Most Federal Spending Goes to Dependence Programs

Created on November 21, 2013

Most Federal Spending Goes to Dependence Programs

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Nearly 70 percent of total federal spending— discretionary and non-discretionary—goes to programs included in the Index of Dependence on Government.

Keywords: dependence, programs, federal, spending

Sources: Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables: Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2013, 2012, Tables 1.1, 3.2, and 12.3; U.S. Department of Education, “Education Department Budget History Table,” http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/history/ index.html (accessed November 27, 2012); and Heritage Foundation calculations sourced throughout the Index of Dependence on Government.

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Article ID: dependence-index-2013