Total Federal Spending Over Time By Matthew Yglesias | Posted Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 9:54 AM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Moneybox blog. Follow stories by Matthew Yglesias. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. This is a submitted-without-comment chart that I think speaks for itself.