Current Government Spending in the US

Fiscal Year Federal SpendingTotal Spending
2015$3.69 trln$6.43 trln
2016$3.85 trln$6.66 trln
2017$4.15 trln$7.04 trln
2018$4.35 trln$7.34 trln

Note that federal spending is gross spending, and includes monies transferred to state and local governments.

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Total 1980 Spending by Function

Function -yr 1980 +yr  
  Total Spending$940.2 billion 
  Pensions$148.4 billion 
  Health Care$87.4 billion 
  Education$152.0 billion 
  Defense$167.9 billion 
  Welfare$95.4 billion 
Spending: interpolated actual

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or click: 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982