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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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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%
+ 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 - $-79.7B -13.9%
Other undistributed offsetting receipts-$-391M-97.7%
Rents and royalties on the Outer Continental Shelf-$-3.5B-33.2%
Employer share, employee retirement (off-budget)-$-14.9B5.0%
Employer share, employee retirement (on-budget)-$-60.9B7.9%
+ Commerce and Housing Credit - $-111.8B -124.8%
Discretionary SpendingDiscretionary Spending
Mandatory SpendingMandatory Spending
Interest SpendingInterest Spending
Account My Cost Total Change
Mandatory Spending Rent and Bonuses on Outer Continental Shelf Lands
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-220M
$0
$0
-97.4%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-16.7B
$0
$0
838.2%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Outer Continental Shelf Rents and Bonuses, LWCF Share from Certain Gulf of Mexico Leases
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
-88.9%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Outer Continental Shelf Rentals and Bonuses, State Share from Certain Gulf of Mexico Leases
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2M
$-2M
$-2M
-92.3%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Employing Agency Contributions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Retirement Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-3M
$-3M
$-1M
-25.0%
0.0%
-66.7%
Mandatory Spending Spectrum License User Fees
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-50M
$-200M
0.0%
0.0%
300.0%
Mandatory Spending Historic Preservation Fund, Rent Receipts, Outer Continental Shelf Lands
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-150M
$-150M
$-150M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Employing Agency Contributions, Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-237M
$-236M
$-244M
8.2%
-0.4%
3.4%
Mandatory Spending Outer Continental Shelf Revenues, Coastal Impact Assistance
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-250M
$-250M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Non-DoD Employing Agency Contributions, DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-294M
$-301M
$-304M
-5.5%
2.4%
1.0%
Mandatory Spending Auction Receipts
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-341M
$-4B
0.0%
0.0%
1065.4%
Mandatory Spending Land and Water Conservation Fund, Rent Receipts, Outer Continental Shelf Lands
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-898M
$-387M
$-385M
0.9%
-56.9%
-0.5%
Mandatory Spending Land and Water Conservation Fund, Royalty Receipts, Outer Continental Shelf
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-509M
$-511M
-100.0%
0.0%
0.4%
Mandatory Spending FHI Trust Fund, Postal Service Employer Contributions (FICA)
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-815M
$-745M
$-739M
3.4%
-8.6%
-0.8%
Mandatory Spending FDI, Federal Employer Contributions (FICA Taxes)
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2.1B
$-2.2B
$-2.3B
8.3%
5.0%
4.3%
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