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Top 10 Charts of 2011
Posted By Brandon Stewart On December 29, 2011 @ 2:30 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled
Just how high is America’s tax burden? How bad is the entitlement crisis? Sure, the national debt is big, but just how big is it really? Numbers help tell the story, but as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
This year, people turned to Heritage to get the answers in the 2011 Budget Chartbook. Listed below are the top ten charts from Heritage’s Budget Chartbook as determined by pageviews.
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URLs in this post:
 Defense Spending Has Declined While Entitlement Spending Has Increased: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/defense-entitlement-spending
 Federal Revenues Have More Than Tripled Since 1965: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/federal-government-revenues
 Tax Receipts Return to Historical Average: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/current-tax-receipts
 Total Tax Burden Is Rising to Highest Level in History: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/total-tax-burden
 Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Will Consume All Tax Revenues in 2049: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/entitlements-historical-tax-levels
 Federal Revenues by Source: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/federal-revenue-sources
 National Debt Set to Skyrocket: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/national-debt-skyrocket
 Federal Spending Is Growing Faster Than Federal Revenue: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/growth-federal-spending-revenue
 Federal Spending per Household Is Skyrocketing: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/federal-spending-per-household
 The Top 10 Percent of Earners Paid 70 Percent of Federal Income Taxes: http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/top10-percent-income-earners
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