Our government collected fewer taxes in FY2009 than it did in FY2000 – this can be said without adjusting for inflation. In 2000, the government took in 1.54 trillion dollars in on-budget taxes, but only took in 1.53 trillion in 2009. This is despite spending twice as much money in 2009 than in 2000. . . . → Read More: How the 2009 Federal Budget Could Have Been Balanced.