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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%
Health care services-$349.9B7.0%
Health research and training-$32.1B-24.4%
Consumer and occupational health and safety-$4.4B10.2%
+ 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 Grants to States for Medicaid
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$254.9B
$292.7B
$285.2B
23.2%
14.8%
-2.6%
Discretionary Spending National Institutes of Health
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: National Institutes of Health
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$40.5B
$31.1B
$32.1B
38.9%
-23.2%
3.2%
Mandatory Spending Children's Health Insurance Fund
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$13.8B
$13.5B
$13.5B
108.3%
-2.2%
-0.2%
Mandatory Spending Government Payment for Annuitants, Employees Health Benefits
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9.1B
$9.5B
$10.1B
4.4%
4.5%
6.2%
Mandatory Spending Department of Defense Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Retiree Health Care
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$8.3B
$8.6B
$9.4B
6.5%
4.1%
8.4%
Discretionary Spending Health Resources and Services
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Health Resources and Services Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$8.8B
$6.7B
$6.7B
42.4%
-24.6%
0.3%
Discretionary Spending Disease Control, Research, and Training
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.5B
$6.2B
$6.1B
11.4%
-3.3%
-1.8%
Discretionary Spending Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Departmental Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$8.9B
$3.8B
$735M
1120.7%
-57.6%
-80.5%
Discretionary Spending Indian Health Services
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Indian Health Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.3B
$3.7B
$4B
10.2%
11.7%
8.3%
Discretionary Spending Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.3B
$3.4B
$3.5B
3.1%
2.9%
3.2%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Food and Drug Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.1B
$2.4B
$2.5B
29.6%
14.6%
6.2%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Cobra Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$313M
$1.6B
$991M
0.0%
413.7%
-38.4%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food Safety and Inspection Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$972M
$1B
$1B
4.7%
4.8%
1.8%
Discretionary Spending Health Resources and Services
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Health Resources and Services Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$906M
$820M
$826M
38.5%
-9.5%
0.7%
Mandatory Spending State Grants and Demonstrations
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$611M
$583M
$629M
-20.0%
-4.6%
7.9%
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