“government-spending” Charts

Californians Paying for Criminals, Not Colleges »

In California, the prison system and the public university system budgets are allocated from the same fund, pitting the two…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 173
Score: 7

Public Overwhelmingly Agrees: Prisons Are Impotent »

A recent Pew study found widespread support across party, age, and ethnic groups for shorter sentences and alternatives to incarceration…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 166
Score: 5

Where the Money Goes: Share of Federal Spending by Category »

The federal government spends a lot of money: $3.5 trillion this year. Two-thirds goes to pay for benefits programs, including…

The Brookings Institution
by: The Brookings Institution
views: 314
Score: 4

Obama Administration Sets Record For Government Censorship »

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), hailed globally as a model for transparent governance, entitles any person to view most…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 264
Score: 3

Wealthiest Universities Get 10x the Tax Money as Public »

Government money-- i.e. taxpayers' dollars-- is given to elite private universities through tax exemptions on their billion-dollar endowments, disproportionately benefiting…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 123
Score: 3

Interest as a Percentage of All Federal Outlays »

There are two reasons that interest rates represents a growing slice of the federal budget: (1) As long as the…

The Brookings Institution
by: The Brookings Institution
views: 111
Score: 2

Government Spending: No, It's Not Out of Control »

Contrary to the myth of federal profligacy under President Obama, total expenditures for FY 2013 and 2014 have gone down…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 335
Score: 2

Fed. Gov't, Largest US Purchaser, Buys Like Mom & Pop Store »

Many American families know that buying in bulk can substantially cut their grocery bill. And yet, in the federal government,…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 98
Score: 2

Disaster Prevention: A 400% Return-on-Investment »

An analysis of FEMA natural hazard mitigation grants indicates that for every dollar spent on mitigation, society saves an average…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 98
Score: 2

Entitlement Programs Root Cause of Spending Increases »

Nearly all the growth in government spending over the past 40 years is due to growth in entitlement programs. In…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 153
Score: 1

Chairman Ryan’s Supposed Budget Slashing »

Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget supposedly cuts federal government spending by $5.1 trillion over the next ten years. However, this slash…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 3149
Score: 1

Discretionary Spending 2015: $1.15 Trillion »

This is how President Obama proposes allocating $1.16 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2015. Discretionary spending, which accounts…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 475
Score: 1

Federal Spending Remains Flat »

The CBO released its new budget outlook today. The chart below shows total federal spending since 2000. Spending was way…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 78
Score: 1

Bernanke's View of Fiscal Policy »

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke stated that 'except for in 2009, we’ve had very tight fiscal policy'. In Keynesian economics,…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 134
Score: 1

Are America's Bridges Really Crumbling? »

While it is a popular idea that bridges are crumbling in the United States, in reality the percentage of bridges…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 113
Score: 1

National Debt to Skyrocket by 82 Percent in Next Decade »

Over the past 50 years, the federal debt has averaged 39 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). By the end…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 48

Public Not Nearly as Partisan as Federal Gridlock Suggests »

Listening to pundits on Fox News or MSNBC, or politicians on Capitol Hill, it would seem that American citizens hold…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 59

Do Americans Actually Want to Reduce Government Spending? »

70% of Americans feel it is essential that the federal budget deficit be reduced-- with 73% believing this should be…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 41

Look to the North for Fiscal Reform »

From 1995 to 1998, Canada turned its $32 billion federal deficit into a $2.5 billion surplus. Canada's federal spending as…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 47

Government Spending Rises Twice as Fast as Inflation »

The President’s new burden of a budget has been unveiled and Obama wants spending to increase more than twice as…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 67

It's Time to Sell Federal Government Buildings »

The federal government owns a staggering 306,000 buildings, according to the U.S. General Services Administration. In addition, the government leases…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 59

Farm Bill Spending Up 49 Percent »

The House of Representatives has officially passed a $956 billion farm bill. The farm bill trims $16.5 billion from expected…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 66

Where Your 2012 Taxes Went »

On April 15, 2013, millions of Americans filed their income taxes for 2012. This chart shows how each one of…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 80

Pres. Obama's Proposed 2014 Budget »

This chart shows how President Obama proposed spending $3.8 trillion in fiscal year 2014, as outlined in his original budget…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 42

Sequester Statistics: Schools Feeling the Squeeze »

As across-the-board spending cuts begin to affect government sectors, Education funding will be cut by roughly $4.7 billion, pre-2003 levels,…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 45

Federal Budget Allocation Over the Years »

There has been a significant increase in the percentage of the federal budget spent on Healthcare in the last three…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 83