Center for American Progress

Idea of the Day: Nondefense Discretionary Spending on Track to Historic Decline

Idea of the Day: Nondefense Discretionary Spending on Track to Historic Decline

Because of the spending cuts that have been signed into law since the fall of 2010, within 10 years, nondefense discretionary funding will be about 14 percent lower than its lowest point in the past 50 years—even before taking into account the effects of the large automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin in March 2013.

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