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As Entitlements Grow, the Discretionary Share of the Budget Falls to Below One Quarter

Created on October 17, 2014

As Entitlements Grow, the Discretionary Share of the Budget Falls to Below One Quarter

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Sources: Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables: Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2014, Table 8.5, April 2013, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals (accessed May 8, 2013); and Congressional Budget Office, Updated Budget Projections: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023, May 2013, http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44172 (accessed May 15, 2013).

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Tags: government-waste, spending, discretionary, entitlements