I posted this chart in anticipation of the big budget/ economics speech tonight. It will be interesting to see how high spending will go under Barack.
I would bet it will reach $4.5 Trillion per year by FY2013 [before adding stimulus spending]. That is a 75% increase over Bush's last budget of FY 2009 [which was before the economic panic that led to the bank & AIG & Fannie & Freddie bailouts].
Source of data: www.usgovernmentspending.com