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How America Has Spent Its Money for the Last 50 Years

With Obama's proposed 2011 budget generating a lot of discussion right now, here's some historical context in the form of a handy graph. I...

With Obama's proposed 2011 budget generating a lot of discussion right now, here's some historical context in the form of a handy graph.


I would have guessed that defense spending had bounced around a lot more, but it's been in relatively steady decline as a percentage of what America spends money on. Health outlays are another matter.Via Ezra Klein.
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