Washington will spend $31,406 per household this year (Heritage Foundation)

Washington will spend $31,406 per household in 2010 - the highest level in American history (adjusted for inflation). It will collect $18,276 per household in taxes. The remaining $13,130 represents this year's staggering budget deficit per household ...

Washington will spend this $31,406 per household as follows:

Social Security/Medicare: $9,949.

Defense: $6,071.

Antipoverty programs: $5,466.

Unemployment benefits: $1,640.

Interest on the federal debt: $1,585.

Veterans' benefits: $1,052.

Federal employee retirement benefits: $1,018.

Education: $914.

Highways/mass transit: $613.

Health research/regulation: $550.

Mortgage Credit: $470.

The remaining $2,078 is allocated to all other federal programs, including justice, international affairs, natural resources, the environment, regional development, farm subsidies, social services, space exploration, air transportation and energy.

Read the whole thing; there are important notes for each of the line items. Via Washington will spend $31,406 per household this year - St. Petersburg Times.

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