May 22, 2017

Federal Budget Growth is Concentrated in Entitlements and Interest Costs

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This bar chart shows how the federal budget will grow and change over the next 25 years. As a percentage of GDP, the largest source of growth will be the rising interest on the U.S. national debt. 

Source: Congressional Budget Office, Jan 2017

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  • The federal budget is an expression of our country's values. Where we choose to spend and at what levels, how and who we tax, and the borrowing we...

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