Below is a chart of the breakdown of government spending from 50 years ago, 25 years ago, and today. There are many differences between the political and economic environments of 1962 vs. 1987 vs. 2012, but I still think it’s still very interesting. Image credit to Lam Thuy Vo of NPR Planet Money, using data from the Office of Management and Budget. Click on chart to view original post and additional commentary.
US Government Budget Breakdown: 50 Years Ago vs. Today
May 16, 2012 By 11 Comments