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Do U.S. federal, state and local governments spend more money on national defense, public order and safety (like military, police, fire, law courts and prisons) or on social benefits (like Medicaid, housing, unemployment and Social Security)?

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In 2012, U.S. federal, state and local governments spent $2.3 trillion on social benefits and $1.0 trillion on national defense, public order and safety.

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