Friday, December 16, 2011

US Budget: 60% Military Spending, 40% Everything Else


60% is the percentage of the president’s proposed 2012 discretionary budget targeted for military spending. This does not include all the budgeted spending, just the programs that get approved every year. Some groups argue if you look through the fine print of the budget that figure could be pushed even higher. It’s likely they are right. The pie chart below shows the same chart in more detail. You can see the full budget proposal on the Office of Management and Budget (our figures are from Summary Table S-11)