Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Heritage Foundation Highlights Bush Overspending

"Federal spending has grown twice as fast under President Bush than under President Clinton."

That stat comes from The Heritage Foundation. What?! Yes, the Heritage Foundation.

  • Federal spending reached $2.157 trillion in 2003, with a budget deficit of $374 billion.
  • In 2003, inflation-adjusted federal spending topped $20,000 per household for the first time since World War II.
  • Overall for 2003, the federal government spent $20,300 per household, taxed $16,780 per household, and ran a budget deficit of $3,520 per household.
And there are plenty more stats where those came from. (Via Andrew Sullivan.)

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