A Trillion Here, a Trillion There

Elvin, John
March 2001
Insight on the News;03/26/2001, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p35
Highlights the spending of the United States (U.S.) federal government as discussed in the report `The Most Expensive Government in World History,' by Stephen Moore. Value of government subsidy for the people of the U.S.; Amount of taxes paid by an average family; Correlation between government growth and diminished economic success.


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