header image

National Defense

For some of the charts, users of Firefox and other non-Internet Explorer web browsers might have to use the “open link target in IE” option or equivalent.  I will work to correct this difficulty in the next revision.

(The largest general fund—also called “federal fund”—budget category, paid from general revenues, not trust funds); in recent years it is the second largest category (after Social Security) of national government spending; with additional spending added in future years, national defense might again become the largest category