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    Default Fiscal Year 2010

    These numbers are in billions of dollars.

    For fiscal year 2010, actual numbers.
    Receipts 1,346
    Outlays 2,282
    Deficit (-) -936

    Receipts:
    Individual Income 546
    Social Insurance 588
    Corporate Income 81
    Other 130
    Total 1,346

    Outlays:
    Defense–Military 443
    Social Security Benefits 461
    Medicare b 292
    Medicaid 180
    Unemployment Benefits 111
    Other Activities 728
    Subtotal 2,215
    Net Interest on the Public Debt 152
    TARP -110
    Payments to GSEs 25
    Total 2,282

    You can find more info here:
    http://cbo.gov/ftpdocs/122xx/doc12229/2011_05_MBR.pdf

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    You're seriously telling me that the US spends more on benefits and unemployment than the military? Are you kidding? And just what is "other activities"?

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    This is straight from the CBO.

    Yeah, I was thinking "other activities" being so big is due to the expiration of the pay-go program. Where all discretionary expenditures had to be paid for some how in the budget...either through cuts elsewhere or through higher tax revenue.

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    Oh. and if you want to see what percentage of the GDP other countries spend on "public safety net" programs, here is a sheet:
    http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/56/37/31613113.xls

    It rather out-dated unfortunately. If someone can find a more up-to-date source, please let me know.

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    Would subsidies be part of the other activities?
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    The raw numbers don't mean very much. Historical trends, projections, and comparisons are more informative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reason View Post
    The raw numbers don't mean very much. Historical trends, projections, and comparisons are more informative.
    Yeah, I'd agree with that myself too.

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