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On average, how much per year does the federal government spend on social programs (such as housing, Medicare, education, and unemployment benefits) for each household in the U.S.?

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In 2012, the federal government spent 60% of its finances on social programs. This amounts to $2.255 trillion or an average of $18,623 for every household in the U.S.

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