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%
+ 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%
Central fiscal operations-$12.5B1.1%
General purpose fiscal assistance-$6.7B64.6%
Other general government-$5.1B51.0%
Legislative functions-$4.2B2.8%
General property and records management-$1B-84.5%
Executive direction and management-$592M5.9%
Central personnel management-$203M8.0%
Deductions for offsetting receipts-$-1.4B35.7%
+ 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 Payment to Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$31.4B
$32B
$33.2B
1.6%
2.0%
3.4%
Discretionary Spending Enforcement
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.5B
$4.9B
$5.1B
7.9%
7.8%
5.7%
Mandatory Spending Claims, Judgments, and Relief Acts
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.3B
$4.3B
$826M
193.3%
86.7%
-80.8%
Discretionary Spending Operations Support
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.9B
$4.1B
$4.1B
0.8%
5.6%
0.6%
Mandatory Spending Build America Bond Payments, Recovery Act
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$19M
$2.9B
$3.5B
0.0%
15379.0%
17.7%
Discretionary Spending Taxpayer Services
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.3B
$2.3B
$2.3B
3.6%
-0.6%
1.9%
Mandatory Spending Mineral Leasing and Associated Payments
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Minerals Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.8B
$1.6B
$2B
-25.2%
-10.4%
21.4%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: House of Representatives
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.3B
$1.4B
$1.4B
10.0%
5.2%
3.6%
Mandatory Spending Financial Agent Services
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$556M
$596M
$600M
3.7%
7.2%
0.7%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Government Accountability Office
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$556M
$557M
$601M
11.2%
0.2%
7.9%
Mandatory Spending Forest Service Permanent Appropriations
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$578M
$493M
$453M
641.0%
-14.7%
-8.1%
Discretionary Spending Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$400M
$422M
$459M
7.0%
5.5%
8.8%
Mandatory Spending Internal Revenue Collections for Puerto Rico
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$473M
$422M
$439M
26.8%
-10.8%
4.0%
Mandatory Spending Payments in Lieu of Taxes
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Department-Wide Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$382M
$395M
$409M
174.8%
3.4%
3.5%
Discretionary Spending Federal Buildings Fund
Agency: General Services Administration
Bureau: Real Property Activities
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$335M
$329M
$354M
181.5%
-1.8%
7.6%
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