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What portion of all federal spending is for social programs, such as healthcare, income security, education, housing, and recreation?

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In 2016, 63% of federal spending was for social programs. This has steadily increased from 21% of federal spending in 1960. Other major categories of federal spending include national defense and veterans' benefits (18%), general government and debt service (14%), economic affairs and infrastructure (4%), and public order and safety (1%).

DocumentationFederal Spending DistributionConstitutionality of Social Spending




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