U.S. non-interest spending set to decline in coming decade

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America's primary outlays -- its spending outside of debt interest payments -- has fallen from 23.9% of GDP in 2009 to 20.2% of GDP this year, a new analysis shows. Spending is set to continue to decline in the coming decade as the economy strengthens. Part 2 of the analysis shows that social programs are the main cause of the federal deficit.

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