spending by central government, local authorities, and public corporations
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How to use public expenditure in a sentence
The deep cuts to public expenditure demanded by the IMF led to a mass revolt by the unions.
He supported Cobden's motion for the reduction of public expenditure, and in and out of parliament pleaded for peace.
The canon of economy is as fundamental in regard to public expenditure as it will appear, later, to be in respect to revenue.
I invite you, gentlemen, to investigate the different branches of the public expenditure.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents | Edited by James D. Richardson
Such an explanation of the enormous increase in public expenditure is worthless.
It had hitherto lived on the natural resources of public expenditure; it now began to prey upon the vitals of the kingdom.