August 31, 2014

Mandatory Spending

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Mandatory spending accounts for more than 60% of the federal budget. This bar chart shows the projected amount, in billions of dollars, spent on select mandatory programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Congressional Budget Office, April 2014



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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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