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The size and scope of Obama's budget

By Ed O'Keefe

The Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy GPO)

As Washington eagerly (??) anticipates President Obama's FY'11 budget, peruse these facts and figures about its literal size and scope, as provided by the Government Printing Office:

• The budget itself will run 186 pages. The full four-volume set, including the appendix, analytical perspectives and historical tables, totals 2,450 pages.

• GPO will produce 30,968 total copies of the four volumes.

• The agency will also produce 2,975 copies of the full four-volume document on CD-ROM. (Does anyone still use those?!)

• The four volume set weighs approximately 10 pounds.

• Approximately 300 GPO employees will work around the clock to produce the document.

• Some GPO workers have been involved in producing the annual budget for nearly 40 years.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 27, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
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