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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.

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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%
Conservation and land management-$12.3B1.7%
Pollution control and abatement-$10.4B-30.6%
Other natural resources-$6.6B-7.0%
Water resources-$6.5B-66.0%
Recreational resources-$3.8B-9.9%
+ 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
Discretionary Spending State and Tribal Assistance Grants
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Environmental Protection Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9.3B
$4.9B
$4.8B
217.8%
-46.9%
-3.4%
Discretionary Spending Operations, Research, and Facilities
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.4B
$3.4B
$3.4B
5.4%
1.6%
-0.2%
Discretionary Spending Environmental Programs and Management
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Environmental Protection Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.5B
$3B
$2.9B
5.4%
22.0%
-3.4%
Mandatory Spending Farm Security and Rural Investment Programs
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Natural Resources Conservation Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.2B
$3B
$3.6B
12.6%
34.6%
22.1%
Discretionary Spending Operation of the National Park System
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: National Park Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.3B
$2.3B
$2.3B
15.6%
-0.7%
1.6%
Mandatory Spending Commodity Credit Corporation Fund
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Farm Service Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.9B
$2B
$2B
-2.8%
3.3%
-1.0%
Discretionary Spending Wildland Fire Management
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.7B
$1.9B
$2.2B
-9.2%
-27.8%
15.2%
Discretionary Spending Construction
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.8B
$1.9B
$1.6B
84.7%
-71.9%
-17.6%
Discretionary Spending Operation and Maintenance
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.6B
$1.6B
$1.6B
39.3%
-54.0%
-0.8%
Discretionary Spending National Forest System
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.5B
$1.6B
$1.6B
-1.0%
2.8%
3.0%
Discretionary Spending Procurement, Acquisition and Construction
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.8B
$1.4B
$2.2B
88.3%
-26.3%
60.8%
Discretionary Spending Hazardous Substance Superfund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Environmental Protection Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.9B
$1.3B
$1.3B
50.3%
-30.7%
-1.1%
Discretionary Spending Payment to the Hazardous Substance Superfund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Environmental Protection Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.7B
$1.3B
$1.1B
77.5%
-26.7%
-11.1%
Discretionary Spending Resource Management
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.3B
$1.3B
$1.3B
20.5%
-3.1%
-0.2%
Discretionary Spending Surveys, Investigations, and Research
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: United States Geological Survey
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.2B
$1.1B
$1.1B
17.7%
-6.1%
1.9%
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