Budgets, while everybody’s shouting

Normally I post first on WordPress and then distribute from there, but somebody on Mastodon said something that made me mad, so I posted there first and then shared it to here.

Total federal spending is about $6 tril and total state & local is about $3 tril.

Defense is 13% of federal. Vast majority of state & local is public welfare and education.

@tarheel@toot.cafe đź”— https://toot.cafe/users/tarheel/statuses/109580965387558133

«In fiscal year 2022, the federal government is estimated to spend $5.8 trillion»


«State and local governments spent $3.3 trillion on direct general government expenditures in fiscal year 2019.»


#uspol #uspolitics

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