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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Federal Budget, Per Person

The House and Senate last week passed a hefty spending bill that included $1.1 trillion in discretionary spending for 2014 and provided funds for some mandatory programs (though the bill does not control the levels of that spending).

Because it can be hard to comprehend the scale of large government programs, here is a look at a selection of those included in the bill (and a couple of others), expressed in cost per U.S. resident.
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