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This is your federal budget. We think it's hard to relate to "billions" and "trillions", so we break it down by how much you pay in taxes.

Year
Spending Type
Sort Type

Income
$
Frequency
Filing Status


By Function | By Organization My Cost Total Change
Total Federal Budget - $3600.6B -11.7%
+ Social Security - $723.5B 4.9%
+ National Defense - $722.1B 3.5%
+ Income Security - $664.6B 8.8%
+ Medicare - $462.1B 5.7%
+ Health - $386.4B 3.4%
+ Net Interest - $187.8B 0.5%
+ Veterans Benefits and Services - $125B 28.9%
+ Transportation - $93.7B -25.1%
+ Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services - $91.9B -45.1%
+ International Affairs - $67.4B 6.3%
+ Allowances - $60.5B 0.0%
+ Administration of Justice - $53.5B -5.6%
+ Natural Resources and Environment - $39.5B -31.1%
+ General Science, Space, and Technology - $31B -11.4%
+ General Government - $29B -4.0%
+ Agriculture - $25.4B 5.3%
+ Community and Regional Development - $19.9B -16.3%
+ Energy - $8.8B -79.4%
+ Undistributed Offsetting Receipts - $-79.7B -13.9%
+ Commerce and Housing Credit - $-111.8B -124.8%
Discretionary SpendingDiscretionary Spending
Mandatory SpendingMandatory Spending
Interest SpendingInterest Spending
Account My Cost Total Change
Mandatory Spending Compensation
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$39.2B
$57.2B
$48.7B
5.2%
46.1%
-14.9%
Discretionary Spending Military Personnel, Army
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Military Personnel
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$49.6B
$52.6B
$52.6B
11.4%
6.0%
0.1%
Mandatory Spending Military Retirement Fund
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Military Retirement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$50.3B
$51B
$51.9B
10.2%
1.4%
1.8%
Mandatory Spending Jobs Bill Allowance
Agency: Allowances
Bureau: Allowances
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$50B
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Earned Income Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$42.4B
$49.5B
$47.2B
4.5%
16.8%
-4.6%
Mandatory Spending Supplemental Security Income Program
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$43.6B
$47.2B
$52.7B
7.2%
8.2%
11.6%
Discretionary Spending Operation and Maintenance, Air Force
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Operation and Maintenance
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$46.6B
$46.1B
$50.3B
7.3%
-1.0%
9.2%
Mandatory Spending Federal-aid Highways
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Highway Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$30.3B
$43.1B
$43B
-20.2%
42.4%
-0.2%
Discretionary Spending Operation and Maintenance, Navy
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Operation and Maintenance
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$40.6B
$42.5B
$46.8B
1.9%
4.6%
10.3%
Discretionary Spending Medical Services
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Veterans Health Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$33.5B
$37.7B
$40.5B
10.1%
12.6%
7.4%
Mandatory Spending Foreign Military Sales Trust Fund
Agency: International Assistance Programs
Bureau: Military Sales Program
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$36B
$37B
$33.1B
25.0%
2.8%
-10.6%
Discretionary Spending Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Operation and Maintenance
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$33.6B
$36.9B
$40B
14.7%
9.7%
8.5%
Mandatory Spending Payment to Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$31.4B
$32B
$33.2B
1.6%
2.0%
3.4%
Discretionary Spending National Institutes of Health
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: National Institutes of Health
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$40.5B
$31.1B
$32.1B
38.9%
-23.2%
3.2%
Discretionary Spending Defense Health Program
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Operation and Maintenance
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$28.5B
$30.5B
$32.3B
12.1%
7.1%
5.9%
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