Government Spending in the US

 2009 2010 2011 
   $ billion nom
 Federal Spending3,517.73,457.13,603.1 
 State Spending1,341.71,458.01,509.0 
 Local Spending1,647.31,652.91,646.2 
 Intergovernmental Transfers-555.4-627.3-626.8 
 Total Spending5,951.35,940.66,131.6 
Spending: actual

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Total 2010 Spending by Function

Function -yr 2010 +yr  
  Total Spending$5,940.6 billion 
  Pensions$973.3 billion 
  Health Care$1,096.1 billion 
  Education$919.7 billion 
  Defense$847.9 billion 
  Welfare$661.4 billion 
Spending: actual

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