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Wetlander's Pick of the PostsAfter six budget showdowns, big government is mostly unchanged

By Davis A. Fahrenthold – The Washington Post – August 23, 2013
After 21/2 years of budget battles, this is what the federal government looks like now:

It is on pace, this year, to spend $3.455 trillion.

That figure is down from 2010 — the year that worries about government spending helped bring on a tea party uprising, a Republican takeover in the House and then a series of ulcer-causing showdowns in Congress.

But it is not down by that much. Back then, the government spent a whopping $3.457 trillion. For full story, click here.

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