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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.

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%
Social security-$723.5B4.9%
+ 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 Federal Old-age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$553.3B
$579.9B
$600.6B
8.6%
4.8%
3.6%
Mandatory Spending Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$117.1B
$125B
$131B
11.5%
6.8%
4.8%
Mandatory Spending Payments to Social Security Trust Funds
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$20.8B
$24.4B
$27B
16.8%
17.1%
10.8%
Mandatory Spending Economic Recovery Payments
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$13.1B
$12.8B
$594M
0.0%
-1.8%
-95.4%
Discretionary Spending Federal Old-age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.7B
$3B
$3.2B
6.0%
9.6%
7.1%
Discretionary Spending Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.6B
$2.8B
$3.1B
5.7%
9.9%
8.6%
Discretionary Spending Limitation on Administrative Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2M
$0
$0
-84.6%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Limitation on Administrative Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2M
$0
$0
-84.6%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Administrative Expenses, Recovery Act
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending FOASI, Non-Attorney Fees
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-1M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending FOASI, Attorney Fees
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending FOASI, Tax Refund Offset
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-15M
$-15M
$-15M
-21.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Attorney Fees, Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-26M
$-27M
$-28M
30.0%
3.8%
3.7%
Mandatory Spending FDI, Tax Refund Offset
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-45M
$-44M
$-44M
-28.6%
-2.2%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending FDI, Federal Payments to the FDI Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1.8B
$-1.9B
$-2.2B
33.8%
1.1%
15.5%
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