Came upon a fantastic set of charts about the federal government budget published by The Heritage Foundation. It touches on state and local spending, too, but the focus is federal.
I love seeing data like this. It’s easier to understand and it grounds the conversation.
There are any number of excellent charts. Here are a few of the most interesting ones to me.
This next one is amazing to me: Total government spending per household is almost equal to median income per household. Geez, that’s whacked.