U.S. civilian and military budget year-by-year

The video above shows the U.S. government’s discretionary spending from 1963 through 2017, in constant 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars.  I thank my e-mail pen pal Bill Harvey for this link

Notice how military spending has increased, while becoming a smaller percentage of overall U.S. government spending.

The video below shows the U.S. government’s discretionary spending in comparison with spending on entitlements.

The videos are the work of a data scientist named Will Geary.   Click on his name for his web site.  He works for CitySwifter, a company that specializes in making urban bus routes more efficient, but he made these videos on his own time.

Below are two videos tracing U.S. arms sales year since 1950.

The video above shows U.S. arms sales year-by-year.  The video below compares U.S. arms sales with Soviet and Russian arms sales and as a percentage of total world arms sales.  In 1950. Soviet arms sales greatly exceeded U.S. sales, but the U.S. caught up.  Peak U.S. arms shipments were to the Shah of Iran’s government in the 1970s.

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