Later this morning, the White House will release its annual budget. Every year, the White House includes spending projections going out 10 years. These projections serve mostly as a reminder that while predicting the future is a fool's game, that doesn't stop presidents from putting on their rose-colored glasses and trying their best.

Below we've charted federal spending from 2005 to 2014 in several categories, alongside presidential budgetary predictions from five years prior.

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