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National Debt Glossary: Understanding Government's Off-Budget Spending Skip to content

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National Debt Glossary

Off-budget

Spending or revenues excluded from the budget totals by law. Social Security and the Postal Service are “off-budget.”

“Off-budget” spending is excluded from budget caps, sequestration, and “pay-as-you-go” requirements.

SOURCE: OMB Watch

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