visualising The U.S. Federal Spending Debate In 2011

If you want to quickly see how President Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats’ federal government spending proposal for 2011 stacks up against what Congressional Republicans have in mind, shown against a background illustrating the trend in U.S. federal government spending since 1967 and expressed in the human-scale terms of a typical American household, here you go!

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1 Obama, Barack. The State of the Union 2011: Winning the Future. White House. 25 January 2011.

2 Sonmez, Felicia and Kane, Paul. House Votes to Cut Spending to 2008 Levels. Washington Post. 25 January 2011, 6:25 PM.

3 Independent Institute. Aim at the Zero Deficit Line. 13 January 2011.

4 Political Calculations. How Much Federal Spending Can Americans Afford? 7 December 2010.

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