What The Government Spent Money On Last Quarter

Tyler Durden's picture

Those following the ever encroaching progression of the US welfare state will hardly be surprised by the latest data on US government spending broken down by the 11 largest outlays: spending on almost everything was down or unchanged in the first fiscal quarter of 2014 compared to a year ago except for healthcare and, of course, social security, which has finally caught up with the government's medicare and medicaid outlays. The good news: as a result of still low interest rates, and the Fed's check-kiting remittance of interest on monetized debt, Treasury outlays have tumbled to less than $100 billion in the quarter. This number will not stay this low for long.

Source: US Treasury

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mliu_01's picture

I am so safe now. Thanks God.

Maybe I should thank US government.

Mark Carney's picture

Tyler if I may make a suggestion; remember when you had you're daily updates of CDS spreads back in 2011, can you do the same for tracking the daily currency devaluations for VEN, ARG, UKR, TUR, IND etc.


That would be awesome!

Handful of Dust's picture

Nothing spent on Thingamajigs?

NoDebt's picture

What's OPM spending?  Other People's Money?  I thought all that spending was Other People's Money already.

max2205's picture

This is all a lie....

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

I would have thought toilet seats would be on there.  And hammers.

Sudden Debt's picture

that's right!
And you are "other people"

SamAdams's picture

Does this include the black budget, er...  I mean the money that just "disappeared"?

CPL's picture

Plenty of jobs need doing, the majority of them are unpaid though.

XAU XAG's picture

What The Government Spent Money On Last Quarter

Should be


What the Government spent (you're) our TAX $$ on last quater

Woodyg's picture

Where the Fed's 85 billion a month - now 75 billion?
It's an absolute JOKE that Fed monetary policy is seen as seperate from the fed gov -

Heck Social Security should also be seperate - in fact SS has had it's funds STOLEN for 30 years now in order to enrich the monopolists/jackals/fascists buying off our gov to game the system and send the freaking decent jobs that actually pay taxes offshore.

The fact that Social Security is in the chart and the Fed shininagans aren't proves the absolute Capture of our political and economic system - unfortunately by fascist sociopaths.

mumbo_jumbo's picture

"Where the Fed's 85 billion a month"

you beat me to it woody!! that's was the very first thing i noticed as well, those pesky bankers sure have a funny way of hiding THEIR welfare!!! and i'm for one am getting sick of SS being called an entitlement, as if the ~$200K I've paid in so far (AND STILL COUNTING) isn't my mother fucking money that's owed me....i paid in at gun point so i want my money back.

Virage's picture

Do you even know how the Fed works?

The Fed is an independent agency, why would their purchases be on the government's books? 



bob_stl's picture

Where's Interest on the National Debt? It's 127 Billion which would make it 4th on the list.

SamAdams's picture

Thanks to Obomba, the deficit has been cut in half.  Therefore, "what does it matter"?

Angelo Misterioso's picture

What The Government Spent Money On Last Quarter 

Should be


What the Government spent (you're) our TAX $$ on last quater


Even more truthiness::
your tax $$ and even more freshly printed fiat 

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

Let's be real, now.  They don't just spend taxpayer money.  They've monetized $45 billion of spending each year, meaning if you're a dollar holder, you're being bent over, too!

Lube up!

The Dunce's picture

Now that we are a service economy, we might need government assistance.  Blue collar manufacturing has gone the way of the dodo bird.  Final analysis?  We're screwed.

SamAdams's picture

We were a service economy.  Not sure where this is heading.  Do we start back over at agricultural?  Don't see that happening since the triangle team bankrupted and GMO'd a monopoly.  I'm guessing we turn into a vigilante economy.  That would make more sense.

greatbeard's picture

How much of a deficit is social security running?  How much has social security added to the national debt?  How much has military spending added to the national debt? Feed the old, who paid for it, btw, or kill brown skinned civilians? 

Landrew's picture

Social Secuity is now running a surplus again now that the rate is back to 2010 level. Remember how that extra 10$ in your pocket was going to create enormous job growth? 

Van Halen's picture

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said that passing Obamacare would create 400,000 jobs IMMEDIATELY ?

artless's picture


"Feed the old, who paid for it, btw, or kill brown skinned civilians? "

No they did not. Anyone "old" or about to retire will suck more out of the trough than they ever put in by miles. SO take that canard and shove it up the parasite Free Shit Army's ass who concocted this scheme that leaves my generation with a bankrupt, shit mess of a country even after the vast majority of these so-called great generations made out like bandits on their investments in various things that can be directly related to our age old tradition of slaughtering "brown-skinned civilians"

The fucking irony on that one is rather priceless when I read utter shit like your post.

Why must we choose as you seem to say? How about we do neither since neither endeavor is constitutional or moral?

As one folk singer said: contry'll grow.

greatbeard's picture

>> Anyone "old" or about to retire will suck more out of the trough than they ever put in by miles.

No basis in fact but spew on whiner.

>> Free Shit Army's ass

It ain't free if you paid for it, and I did.

>> leaves my generation with a bankrupt, shit mess of a country

What, besides whine, have you, or your genertion, done to change things?  Texting while driving doesn't count.

SgtSchultz's picture

Related lobbying expenditures per category would probably look about the same.

kralizec's picture

I don't see cronies, hookers and blow.  WTF?!

SilverIsKing's picture

Those items are included in OPM...Other People's Money.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Hookers are Labor ... Blow is Agriculture.

Cronies are HHS, Education, and Other Civil Defense ... combined.

ExpendableOne's picture

It's all right there in the expense report.  Find it...

SAT 800's picture

Lucky thing we can print "money". ??

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Treasury budget.  Toner is expensive.

youngman's picture

Where is the Obamacare software writing at..that has to be big...

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

BS. Obama's vacations and golf games didn't make the list? 

Must be the $25 billion transportation expenditure.

Temporalist's picture

If porn weren't free this chart would look much worse.

Temporalist's picture

And what is OPM?  Other People's Money?

That of course would be typically inefficient...spending Other People's Money to give back Other People's Money to Other People.

MuleRider's picture

You can simplify this by condensing into one broad category: the Free Shit Army. 

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Here is what some of what that DHHS money is being spent on.


The National Institutes of Health, a division of the U.S. Health Department, just spent $464,272 on a study to determine why gay men in Peru get syphilis. Syphilis is a serious problem in Peru, where “more than 20 percent of men who have sex with other men” have the disease:


The study, titled “Syphilis: Translating Technology to Understand a Neglected Epidemic,” is part of a larger project (aka more taxpayer money wasted) to research male sex workers in the South American country. Here are some other parts of the Health Department’s project:

  • A $160,920 grant to send motivational text messages to encourage gay men to get tested for HIV.
  • A $168,197 project examining how community “skills building” can help bisexual male sex workers who work for very low wages.
  • A $323,360 grant to give “partner therapy” to Peruvian male sex workers who have gonorrhea or chlamydia.
  • $272,160 toward public health interventions to reduce HIV.
  • $754,901 toward “partner notification strategies” for male sex workers.



401K of Dooom's picture

Hmmm, didn't they notice that this is another, sovereign country?  Could this be a Council on Foreign Relations program?

AGuy's picture

"Here is what some of what that DHHS money is being spent on."

That only amounts to a few million dollars on a $220 Billion budget. Where is the rest of the 219.999,997,000 being spent?
I would gladly let the HHS spend a few million on ridiculous programs if they don't spend the 200+ Billion on whatever else the spend it on!

BooMushroom's picture

Confucius says "if you watch the pennies, the dollars will watch themselves."

shovelhead's picture

Maybe Do Chen can expand into titanium sphincter re-sleeving and pick up some of that cash.

LawsofPhysics's picture

So, the government spent the majority on "security" and defense. Well, that's odd, I have been doing the same thing.

What could possibly go wrong?

BandGap's picture

"What are golf and Hawaiian vacations?" Alex.

I'll taken foreign born US presidents for $800, Alex.