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Federal spending on means-tested programs

Federal spending on means-tested programs other than health care will fall substantially as a percent of GDP, argues the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, dispelling the myth of the danger to long-term fiscal health from the “exploding safety net.” CBPP looked at a report of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on spending on low-income programs.

Low-Income Entitlement Spending Outside Health Set to Fall Back to Prior 40-Year Average

12/14/2012