In this joyous season of fights over cutting federal spending, I merely note the following.
U.S. Population: 307,000,000
Federal Spending: $3.55 trillion
Federal Spending per person: $11,564
Federal Spending for a family of four: $46,254
U.S. Median Household Income: $49,777
So, before factoring in state income taxes, local income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, excise taxes, etc., the federal government is [...]