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The Price Of Freedom

August 27, 2011
By Dan McLaughlin , The Post-Journal

There aren't many people outside of politics and its dependent professions who would say that we didn't have enough government in the year 2000. Total spending for the federal, state and local governments was 3.2 trillion dollars, which amounted to 32 percent of gross domestic product. The federal budget itself was 1.8 trillion dollars. Adjusted for inflation, that amount of federal spending today would be 2.3 Trillion dollars and that total for federal, state, and local levels would be $4.2 trillion.



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