Government spending as a percentage of GDP by country
As of March 12, 2008

http://anepigone.blogspot.ca/2008/03/government-spending-as-percentage-of.html

144th. US 19.9%
43th. Canada 48.2%
41th. Germany. 48.8%
13th. Sweden 58.1%

Government spending as a percentage of GDP by country
As of October 25, 2011

http://anepigone.blogspot.ca/2011/10/national-government-spending-as.html

113th. United States 23.6%
30th. Canada 43.8%
23rd. Germany 46.5%
8th. Sweden 53.4%

Not at all surprising, then, that the USA infrastructure in such bad shape compared to other OCED nations. And that education is underfunded and the social safety net is in tatters.

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