Nobody, in 1900, speculating on the future of government, could have imagined the astonishing growth and scope of government in the 20th century. Nor would they have imagined that, for many people, this gigantic government would seem the very essence of efficiency, compassion, and modernity. But the reason that government has got so big is not, as many claim, the weight of armaments and wars. Instead the money goes for health care, education, pensions, and welfare programs. You can see how it all happened in the United States in the charts below.
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> State GDP CY12
Source: CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook .
2014 budget to be released in mid-March
"We understand that the President intends to submit the top-level budget to the Congress in mid-March, with the delivery of all justification material later in the month," according to Defense Dept. Deputy Controller John Roth.