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.

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%
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
Discretionary Spending Aging Services Programs
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration on Aging
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.6B
$1.5B
$1.6B
12.5%
-4.7%
7.4%
Discretionary Spending Innovation and Instructional Teams
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Innovation and Improvement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.2B
$1.4B
$6.3B
21.4%
16.1%
355.7%
Mandatory Spending Academic Competitiveness/SMART Grant Program
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$73M
$1.3B
$561M
-81.5%
1730.1%
-58.0%
Discretionary Spending Impact Aid
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.4B
$1.3B
$1.3B
10.1%
-6.6%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.5B
$1.1B
$1.1B
40.0%
-26.1%
-0.4%
Discretionary Spending Operating Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for National and Community Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1B
$1.1B
$1.3B
28.5%
4.8%
23.2%
Mandatory Spending Mandatory Education Funding
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1B
$1B
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Mandatory Education Funding
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1B
$3.5B
0.0%
0.0%
243.8%
Discretionary Spending Student Aid Administration
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$813M
$870M
$1.2B
16.8%
7.0%
34.5%
Discretionary Spending Community Service Employment for Older Americans
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$692M
$825M
$600M
32.6%
19.2%
-27.3%
Discretionary Spending Operation of Indian Programs
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$716M
$799M
$805M
6.6%
11.6%
0.8%
Discretionary Spending English Learner Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of English Language Acquisition
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$730M
$750M
$800M
4.3%
2.7%
6.7%
Mandatory Spending Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$686M
$686M
$686M
163.8%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Institute of Education Sciences
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Institute of Education Sciences
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$867M
$659M
$739M
58.8%
-24.0%
12.1%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$593M
$636M
$661M
5.5%
7.2%
3.9%
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