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Issue Brief


State of the Union Historic Cost Comparison

January 26, 2011
By Demian Brady

 

 

 

Non-Defense Discretionary Spending

(in billions)

Defense/Homeland Security Spending 

(in billions)

President Clinton’s 1999 SotU

$305

$22

President Clinton’s 2000 SotU

$119

$21

President Bush’s 2002 SotU*

$55

$51

President Bush’s 2003 SotU

$46

$6

President Bush’s 2004 SotU

$13.6

N/A

President Bush’s 2005 SotU

$12.8

N/A

President Bush’s 2006 SotU

$.091

N/A

President Bush’s 2007 SotU

$3.48

$8.9

President Bush’s 2008 SotU

$24.75

$109.89

President Obama’s 2010 SotU*

$10.2

$11.3

President Obama’s 2011 SotU

$39.01

($15.6)

*Historically Presidents do not give State of the Union addresses their first year in office (2001 for President Bush, 2009 for President Obama).

 

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