I have been spending some time lately analyzing the budget for the United States. The Budget for Fiscal year 2011, Historical Tables (PDF) publishes some pretty interesting information. One of those tables is Table 4.1Outlays by Agency: 1962-2015. I spent a good part of the weekend entering the information for 1970 – 2011 so that I could see where the increased spending was coming from (NOTE: I just now figured out that I was missing the page that contained the numbers for 1962-1969. I’ll go back and add them later.)
I want to show you the budget for 2008 and 2009. The increase is pretty drastic (and NOT all Obama’s fault):
Like I said above, it’s not fair to pin all of the increases from 2008 to 2009 on Obama. But, the increase overall is pretty amazing to think about. Eighteen of the 31 Agencies increased by more than 10%.
I’m working on a larger analysis that includes 1962-2011.