In fiscal 2009, federal domestic spending rose 16 percent, to $3.2 trillion, the largest percentage increase since the Census Bureau began compiling the data in 1983. The total equals more than $10,000 per person living in the United States.
SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau, Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2009 | The Washington Post - Sept. 1, 2010
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