2/22: We're very excited to announce a data visualization challenge with Google and Eyebeam!

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%
Elementary, secondary, and vocational education-$41.6B-63.9%
Higher education-$18.5B53.1%
Social services-$17.7B-22.5%
Training and employment-$8.5B-28.4%
Research and general education aids-$3.8B-2.2%
Other labor services-$1.9B6.3%
+ 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 Pell Grants
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$27.8B
$34.9B
0.0%
0.0%
25.4%
Discretionary Spending Accelerating Achievement and Ensuring Equity
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$25.9B
$15.9B
$15.1B
73.1%
-38.4%
-5.3%
Discretionary Spending Special Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$23B
$12.6B
$12B
118.2%
-45.4%
-4.6%
Discretionary Spending Children and Families Services Programs
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$13.8B
$9.3B
$10.3B
54.3%
-32.7%
10.7%
Discretionary Spending Education Improvement Programs
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5.8B
$5.2B
$3.6B
10.0%
-10.4%
-31.7%
Mandatory Spending Federal Direct Student Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.4B
$5.2B
$0
-73.7%
273.3%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Federal Family Education Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$4.3B
$0
-69.3%
302.5%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Training and Employment Services
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$7.6B
$3.8B
$3.9B
120.8%
-49.5%
2.5%
Mandatory Spending Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3B
$3.1B
$3.1B
3.5%
3.7%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Higher Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.2B
$2.3B
$2.1B
8.0%
2.6%
-5.5%
Discretionary Spending Career, Technical and Adult Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Vocational and Adult Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.9B
$2B
$1.9B
0.2%
3.6%
-3.6%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where American Opportunity Credit Exceeds Liability for TAX
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1.9B
$2.1B
0.0%
0.0%
8.0%
Discretionary Spending Student Financial Assistance
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$35B
$1.8B
$1.7B
117.6%
-94.8%
-3.6%
Discretionary Spending Office of Job Corps
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.9B
$1.7B
$1.7B
0.0%
-11.7%
-0.1%
Mandatory Spending Social Services Block Grant
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.7B
$1.7B
$1.7B
-26.1%
0.0%
0.0%
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