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In the U.S., does government at all levels (federal, state, and local) spend more money on education or national defense?

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Per the latest data from the White House and U.S. Department of Commerce, federal, state, and local governments spent a total of $811.6 billion on education in 2012 and $777.2 billion on national defense.

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