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

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

https://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/where-do-our-federal-tax-dollars-go

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

https://www.urban.org/policy-centers/cross-center-initiatives/state-and-local-finance-initiative/state-and-local-backgrounders/state-and-local-expenditures

#uspol #uspolitics

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