There are three levels of governments in the US: federal, state, and local.
The following table shows current spending for federal, state and local governments, and also
total overall spending. Federal spending includes grants and transfers to state and local governments. State and local
government spending includes “direct” spending on programs only.
You can look at details of the data here. You can look at deficits here and debt here. You can create custom charts here and download data here. You can look at the federal budget here. You can take a course in spending here.
Federal 1862 Spending by Function
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Deficit / Debt
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Click chart for briefing on Government Debt. For debt as %GDP from 1950-2015 click here.
GDP / Spending
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Click chart for briefing on Federal Spending. For Spending as %GDP from 1950-2015 click here.
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ENTITLEMENT SPENDING history.
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Detailed table of spending data sources here.
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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GDP, GO: See GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the US, Colonial Times to 1970
State and Local: not available
> State Finances FY13
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