April 5, 2011

Real Per Capita Spending Under White House and Chairman's Plans

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The chart below shows real per capita spending under the President’s plan (red) and under Budget Chairman Ryan’s plan (blue). By 2020, the President wants to spend $1,012 more per person in real terms. In contrast, the Chairman wants to spend $470 less per person. To put this another way, the President would increase real per capita spending by about 8% while the Chairman would decrease it by about 4%.