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Top Ten Charts of 2009

Posted By Conn Carroll On December 31, 2009 @ 10:23 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

The Heritage Foundation’s 2009 Federal Revenue and Spending Book of Charts is one of the most heavily trafficked features on our homepage. Here, by traffic, are the Top Ten Charts of 2009:

10. Federal Spending per Household Is Skyrocketing

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9. Obama’s Budget Would Increase Debt by 13.8 Percent of GDP Compared to CBO Baseline
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8. Defense Spending Remains Below Historical Levels Despite the War on Terror

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7. Entitlements Alone Will Eclipse Historical Tax Levels by 2052 [4]
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6. Federal Spending Has Increased Steadily Regardless of Congressional Leadership [5]
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5. Entitlement Spending Will More Than Double by 2050 [6]
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4. Entitlements Alone Will Eclipse Historical Tax Levels by 2052 [4]
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3. Income Tax Receipts Stay Constant Even as Tax Rates Decline [7]
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2. Federal Spending Is Growing Faster Than Federal Revenue [8]
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1. The Top 10 Percent of Income Earners Paid 71 Percent of Federal Income Tax [9]
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[1] Image: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Federal-Spending-Skyrocketing.aspx

[2] Image: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Obama-Budget-Increase-Debt-26-Percent-GDP.aspx

[3] Image: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Defense-Spending-on-the-Decline-Despite-War-on-Terror.aspx

[4] Entitlements Alone Will Eclipse Historical Tax Levels by 2052: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Entitlements-Alone-Eclipse-Historical-Tax-Levels-by-2052.aspx

[5] Federal Spending Has Increased Steadily Regardless of Congressional Leadership: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Federal-Spending-Increased-Steadily-Regardless-of-Congressional-Leadership.aspx

[6] Entitlement Spending Will More Than Double by 2050: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Entitlement-Spending-Will-More-Than-Double-by-2050.aspx

[7] Income Tax Receipts Stay Constant Even as Tax Rates Decline: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Income-Tax-Receipts-Stay-Constant-Even-As-Tax-Rates-Decline.aspx

[8] Federal Spending Is Growing Faster Than Federal Revenue: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Federal-Spending-Growing-Faster-Than-Federal-Revenue.aspx

[9] The Top 10 Percent of Income Earners Paid 71 Percent of Federal Income Tax: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/BudgetChartbook/Top-10-percent-of-Income-Earners-Paid-71-percent-of-Federal-Income-Tax.aspx

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