—Total outlays, defense, net interest, means-tested social spending, non-means-tested social spending, and other—adjusted for inflation and population (spending for each divided by total US population, not spending per recipient), 1962 to estimated 2004.  This follows the suggestion of candidate George W. Bush, who said during the 2000 election campaign that state, and presumably national, government spending over time should be adjusted both for inflation and population growth.  The current-dollar data are from the Congressional Budget Office (the report is available at the CBO web site) and begins with the 1962 budget year; change is from final year of previous term to final year of current term.