Well Warren Buffet said this year in his yearly letter to his stock holders that when he bought a company and sold it for a 4.8 billion dollar profit. He was taxed 1.2 billion dollars of which he stated had paid for every thing that the government needs to pay for social security, defense every thing for well about 4 hours. that means the government is spending 300 million dollars an hour a relative 7.2 billion dollars a day. That's a hell of a lot of money.
Specifically for 2011, the projected spending is $10.46 Billion per day. This is based on the projection of Federal Spending of $3.818 Trillion for the year.
See the link below.