Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.
|Federal Pensions||$0.9 trillion|
|Federal Health Care||+ $0.9 trillion|
|Federal Education||+ $0.1 trillion|
|National Defense||+ $0.8 trillion|
|Federal Welfare||+ $0.4 trillion|
|All Other Spending||+ $0.4 trillion|
|Total Federal Spending||$3.5 trillion|
|Federal Deficit||+ $0.7 trillion|
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Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1890.
State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.
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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
Guesstimated by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years