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If one dollar is sent to the Federal Government how much of that dollar is spent operating the bureaucracy and how much is returned to the States and in what forms is it returned?

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November 29, 2008 7:32AM

Estimates range from 20% to 35% of Federal revenue is expended in the operational adminstration of government programs (not including the Department of Defense). An estimated 55 to 70 cents of each dollar is spent on state and community revenue sharing, Federal land and road projects, and Medicaid and other health grants. Debt service remains a substantial portion of total expenditures, as it is with many of the individual States. And the number of Federal employees is projected to continue to rise as the number of Federal agencies is also being increased.