Government Spending in the US

 1979 1980 1981 
   $ billion nom
 Federal Spending504.0590.9678.2 
 State Spending148.7173.3198.3 
 Local Spending229.0259.0286.8 
 Intergovernmental Transfers-75.2-83.0-90.3 
 Total Spending806.6940.21,073.1 
Spending: actual interpolated

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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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