THE FEDERAL BUDGET
I had to look up a figure to answer a blog-related question. Sometimes, it’s useful to actually do that rather than just make up numbers–although that can be fun too. After all, 83.67 percent of all statistics are completely made up.
At any rate, the federal budget, including the figures for every year since 1940, are available in PDF form at OMB. The short form: we spend a lot of money.
Which reminds me of the chapter from the P. J. O’Rourke classic, Parliament of Whores, “Our Government: What the F- Do They Do All Day, and Why Does It Cost So G–dammned Much Money?”