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to 2008 the government lost 292 billion dollars
Use the pie chart above or A Citizen’s Guide to the Federal Budget.
What is the highest category of federal government spending? Social Security,
Unemployment and Labore
What is the second highest category of federal government spending? Medicare and
Approximately much of the budget goes toward interest on the debt? No because it’s 7%
According to A Citizen’s Guide to the Federal Budget.
how much did the federal government spend in each of the following categories for the most
recent available budget year?
Department of Defense 20.3 % _____
Any other department 23.5 %______________
Social Security 18.2% ______
Interest on Debt 6.6% _____ What does the graph above tell you about the problems with social security funding? This graph above shows the earlier decades of social security and forecast the further. The
problem is shown that the ratio of the people receiving social security and the workers are
becoming smaller. People are living longer and receiving social security benefits more while the
amount of workers are staying the same. At this decline ra...
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