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Washington will spend $23,760 per household in 2006 – the highest inflation-adjusted total since World War II, and $6,500 more than in 2001. The federal government will collect $20,044 per household in taxes. The remaining $3,716 represents this year’s budget deficit per household, which, along with all prior government debt, will be dumped in the laps of our children.
Here’s a breakdown of how Washington will spend that $23,760 per household:
Interest on the federal debt:$1,930.
Federal employee retirement benefits: $870.
Veterans’ benefits: $618.
Community and regional development:$456.
Justice administration: $363.
Natural resources/environment: $287.