December 6, 2010

Government Spending Grows Under the Deficit Commission Plan

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This chart by Veronique de Rugy compares projected spending under the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform’s plan and spending under the Congressional Budget Office’s Alternative Scenario, identified by the Commission as a ‘plausible baseline’. While the commission’s proposal represents an annual average decrease in spending of $436 billion relative to a plausible baseline, the commission’s plan still represents a nominal increase in federal spending of $1.6 trillion by the year 2020.

Veronique de Rugy breaks down the deficit commission’s real changes to spending at NRO's The Corner.