Nine Subsidyscope Charts for Nine Economic Sectors

Jul 24, 2012

This report makes information on federal spending and subsidies more accessible to policy makers and the public, using charts to illustrate the various forms of government spending across economic sectors and spending types.  It also shows the the magnitude of that spending, as well as total government exposure through loans and loan guarantees, using fiscal year 2010 data.

The charts include data from nine economic sectors, including agriculture; education; energy; health; housing; national defense; natural resources and environment; science, space, and technology; and transportation. Within each sector the data are presented in four categories: grants, tax expenditures, risk transfers, and noncompeted contracts.

Grants and contracts data are primarily from USAspending.gov, tax expenditure data are from the U.S. Department of the Treasury as presented in the Budget of the U.S. Government, and data on loans and loan guarantees are from the Federal Credit Supplement.

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