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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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Frequency
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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%
+ 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 Universal Service Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Federal Communications Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$8.4B
$8.9B
$9.3B
-2.4%
6.9%
3.7%
Discretionary Spending Periodic Censuses and Programs
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: Bureau of the Census
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.9B
$7B
$987M
216.4%
78.4%
-85.8%
Mandatory Spending Postal Service Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Postal Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.3B
$6.2B
$4B
-33.0%
-2.5%
-35.7%
Mandatory Spending Troubled Asset Relief Program Equity Purchase Program
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Departmental Offices
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$152B
$4.6B
$0
0.0%
-97.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Business Loans Program Account
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Small Business Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.5B
$4.5B
$0
321.4%
199.3%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Home Ownership Preservation Equity Fund Program Account
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$461M
$3B
$500M
1436.7%
550.8%
-83.3%
Mandatory Spending Troubled Asset Relief Program Account
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Departmental Offices
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$40.6B
$3B
$0
0.0%
-92.6%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending FHA-mutual Mortgage Insurance Capital Reserve Account
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$926M
$2B
$5.8B
112.9%
117.5%
186.6%
Mandatory Spending FHA-general and Special Risk Program Account
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.8B
$863M
$0
2156.8%
-87.3%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Rural Housing Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$860M
$708M
$582M
30.7%
-17.7%
-17.8%
Mandatory Spending Securities Investor Protection Corporation
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Securities Investor Protection Corporation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$698M
$560M
$260M
0.0%
-19.8%
-53.6%
Discretionary Spending Scientific and Technical Research and Services
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: National Institute of Standards and Technology
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$716M
$518M
$584M
60.5%
-27.6%
12.7%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Small Business Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$525M
$492M
$446M
23.8%
-6.3%
-9.4%
Discretionary Spending Operations and Administration
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: International Trade Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$420M
$446M
$534M
3.7%
6.2%
19.7%
Discretionary Spending Business Loans Program Account
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Small Business Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$776M
$361M
$326M
466.4%
-53.5%
-9.7%
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