Government spending. You hear a lot about it these days. The news is filled with stories about stimulus bills, pork projects, government deficits, and funding fights.
But how much do you actually know about government spending? Do you know why the government spends money? How the budget appropriations process works? Where does all that money come from anyway? And what exactly is a deficit and how will it affect you?
You have questions. We have answers and the research that backs them up. Welcome to Government Spending 101.