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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%
Ground transportation-$61.5B-32.7%
Air transportation-$21.6B-7.4%
Water transportation-$10.1B2.9%
Other transportation-$413M2.7%
+ 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 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%
Mandatory Spending Formula and Bus Grants
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Transit Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9.2B
$8.4B
$8.4B
5.7%
-9.6%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Operating Expenses
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: United States Coast Guard
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5.8B
$6.3B
$6.3B
5.6%
7.3%
0.5%
Discretionary Spending Operations
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Aviation Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.8B
$5.4B
$3.7B
62.5%
40.5%
-30.3%
Discretionary Spending Trust Fund Share of FAA Activities (Airport and Airway Trust Fund)
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Aviation Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5.2B
$4B
$6.1B
-18.1%
-23.6%
51.6%
Mandatory Spending Grants-in-aid for Airports (Airport and Airway Trust Fund)
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Aviation Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.8B
$3.6B
$3.5B
11.8%
-5.3%
-2.5%
Discretionary Spending Aviation Security
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Transportation Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.8B
$3B
$3.4B
29.5%
-21.2%
14.2%
Discretionary Spending Facilities and Equipment (Airport and Airway Trust Fund)
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Aviation Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.7B
$2.9B
$3B
9.1%
7.1%
1.2%
Discretionary Spending Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service, Recovery Act
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Railroad Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$8B
$2.5B
$1B
0.0%
-68.8%
-60.0%
Discretionary Spending Capital Investment Grants
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Transit Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.6B
$2B
$1.8B
63.0%
-21.9%
-8.9%
Discretionary Spending Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: United States Coast Guard
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.6B
$1.5B
$1.4B
22.9%
-2.7%
-10.2%
Mandatory Spending Retired Pay
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: United States Coast Guard
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.2B
$1.4B
$1.4B
4.4%
10.0%
2.9%
Discretionary Spending Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Federal Railroad Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$940M
$1B
$1.1B
10.6%
6.6%
5.0%
Discretionary Spending Transportation Security Support
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Transportation Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$953M
$998M
$1.1B
80.5%
4.7%
5.4%
Discretionary Spending Federal Air Marshals
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Transportation Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$819M
$860M
$950M
6.4%
5.0%
10.5%
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