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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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Spending Type
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Income
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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%
Income security for veterans-$62.9B40.6%
Hospital and medical care for veterans-$47.1B7.8%
Veterans education, training, and rehabilitation-$8.5B124.9%
Other veterans benefits and services-$6B12.2%
Veterans housing-$558M-200.4%
+ 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 Compensation
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$39.2B
$57.2B
$48.7B
5.2%
46.1%
-14.9%
Discretionary Spending Medical Services
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Veterans Health Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$33.5B
$37.7B
$40.5B
10.1%
12.6%
7.4%
Mandatory Spending Readjustment Benefits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.1B
$8.7B
$10.4B
25.2%
110.6%
19.9%
Discretionary Spending Medical Support and Compliance
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Veterans Health Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.4B
$4.9B
$5.3B
11.4%
11.9%
7.6%
Discretionary Spending Medical Facilities
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Veterans Health Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6B
$4.9B
$5.7B
42.4%
-19.4%
18.1%
Mandatory Spending Pensions benefits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.2B
$4.4B
$4.7B
9.3%
5.5%
6.2%
Discretionary Spending Information Technology Systems
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.8B
$3.3B
$3.3B
18.7%
18.2%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending General Operating Expenses
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2B
$2.1B
$2.6B
11.6%
6.8%
25.2%
Discretionary Spending Construction, Major Projects
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$923M
$1.2B
$1.2B
-39.7%
29.4%
-3.6%
Mandatory Spending National Service Life Insurance Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$1.2B
$1.1B
-2.4%
3.8%
-4.1%
Mandatory Spending Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$327M
$826M
$19M
-59.6%
152.6%
-97.7%
Discretionary Spending Construction, Minor Projects
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$742M
$703M
$468M
17.6%
-5.3%
-33.4%
Discretionary Spending Medical and Prosthetic Research
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Veterans Health Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$510M
$581M
$590M
6.2%
13.9%
1.6%
Mandatory Spending Education Benefits Fund
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Educational Benefits
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$431M
$418M
$456M
8.8%
-3.0%
9.1%
Discretionary Spending National cemetery administration
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$280M
$250M
$251M
44.3%
-10.7%
0.4%
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