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Q: Government Spending ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Government Spending
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: sam121-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 16 Nov 2005 12:09 PST
Expires: 16 Dec 2005 12:09 PST
Question ID: 593869
How much is the federal government spending on domestic programs in
2005 and how is that spending broken down by catagory?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 16 Nov 2005 12:09 PST
The federal government of which nation?

Clarification of Question by sam121-ga on 17 Nov 2005 06:28 PST
Federal gevernment refers to the federal government of the United States of America.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 17 Nov 2005 07:02 PST
What do you mean by "domestic spending"?

For instance, the US spent $453.7 billion on National Defense in 2004.
 Is that domestic spending, or not?

By the way, the figure above comes from a detailed table of US
government expenses, broken out into dozens of key categories and
programs.  Would that meet your needs as an answer to your question?

Let us know.


Clarification of Question by sam121-ga on 18 Nov 2005 09:42 PST
That table sounds like it would be helpful.  If you could provide me
that table and a link to the source of the table that would be an
acceptable answer.
Subject: Re: Government Spending
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 18 Nov 2005 12:33 PST

Here you go:
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2004-2005
Federal Government Finances and Employment

There are several tables in this section that detail the expenditures
of the federal goverment:

No. 462. Federal Budget Outlays?Defense, Human and Physical Resources,
and Net Interest Payments: 1990 to 2004

No. 463. Federal Budget Outlays in Constant (1996) Dollars:

No. 464. Federal Outlays by Agency: 1990 to 2004

The greatest level of detail can be found in this next one:

No. 465. Federal Outlays by Detailed Function: 1990 to 2004

I trust that does the trick, but let me know if there's anything else you need.



search strategy -- Used bookmarked site for Statistical Abstracts
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