Data Download for Annual Federal Spending

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YearAnnual
Federal
Spending
Annual
Federal
Deficit
19000.520.046
19010.530.063
19020.490.077
19030.520.045
19040.58-0.043
19050.57-0.023
19060.570.025
19070.580.087
19080.66-0.057
19090.69-0.089
19100.69-0.018
19110.690.011
19120.690.003
19130.720.000
19140.730.000
19150.75-0.063
19160.710.048
19171.95-0.853
191812.68-9.032
191918.49-13.363
19206.360.291
19215.060.509
19223.290.736
19233.140.713
19242.910.963
19252.920.717
19262.930.865
19272.861.155
19282.960.939
19293.130.734
19303.30.8
19313.6-0.6
19324.7-4.0
19334.6-4.5
19346.5-5.9
19356.4-4.0
19368.2-5.5
19377.6-2.5
19386.8-0.1
19399.1-3.2
19409.5-2.9
194113.7-4.9
194235.1-20.5
194378.6-54.6
194491.3-47.6
194592.7-47.6
194655.2-15.9
194734.54.0
194829.811.8
194938.80.6
195042.6-3.1
195145.56.1
195267.7-1.5
195376.1-6.5
195470.9-1.2
195568.4-3.0
195670.63.9
195776.63.4
195882.4-2.8
195992.1-12.8
196092.20.3
196197.7-3.3
1962106.8-7.1
1963111.3-4.8
1964118.5-5.9
1965118.2-1.4
1966134.5-3.7
1967157.5-8.6
1968178.1-25.2
1969183.643.24
1970195.65-2.84
1971210.17-23.03
1972230.68-23.37
1973245.71-14.91
1974269.36-6.14
1975332.33-53.24
1976371.79-73.73
197795.98-53.66
1978409.22-59.19
1979458.75-40.73
1980504.03-73.83
1981590.94-78.97
1982678.24-127.98
1983745.74-207.8
1984808.36-185.37
1985851.85-212.31
1986946.4-221.22
1987990.43-149.73
19881004.08-155.15
19891064.46-152.46
19901143.65-221.2
19911253.17-269.33
19921324.37-290.38
19931381.66-255.09
19941409.49-203.25
19951461.88-163.97
19961515.8-107.47
19971560.54-21.96
19981601.2569.21
19991652.59125.56
20001701.89236.45
20011788.77127.3
20021863.9-157.8
20032010.98-304.16
20042140.380
200500
200600
200700
200800
200900
201000

Consumer Price Index:
The US Census Bureau maintains a time series, E-135: Consumer Price Indexes (all items) from 1800 to 1970.
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, Part 1
E. Prices and Price Indexes: Series E-135; p.211 (pdf)



Why Stuck on Stupid?

Seventy years ago the leaders of both US political parties turned away from the policies that had created an economic powerhouse we call the Roaring Twenties. For ten long years Americans suffered through wrenching economic dislocations: deflation, inflation, a four-year economic contraction, endless unemployment, mindless political experiments, and ruthless attacks on businessmen for political gain as their leaders stayed Stuck on Stupid.

Today, after a twenty-five year economic boom, Americans are once more faced with a political elite that wants to monkey with success. It wants to raise tax rates. It wants to restrict trade. It wants to increase government power.

It‘s time to look back and remind ourselves how it came to be, starting in 1929, that America got itself Stuck on Stupid. Otherwise it could happen again.

1929-1939: “A Decade that will live — in stupidity.”

 

presented by Christopher Chantrill
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