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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%
+ 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
Discretionary Spending Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$26.5B
$28.1B
$27.5B
0.2%
5.8%
-2.0%
Discretionary Spending Military Personnel, Air Force
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Military Personnel
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$26.8B
$27.9B
$28.5B
5.4%
4.2%
2.1%
Mandatory Spending Federal Pell Grants
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Federal Student Aid
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$27.8B
$34.9B
0.0%
0.0%
25.4%
Discretionary Spending Military Personnel, Navy
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Military Personnel
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$25.7B
$26.7B
$27.1B
4.4%
3.8%
1.5%
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 Payment Where Child Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$24.3B
$23.4B
$23.2B
-28.6%
-3.8%
-0.4%
Discretionary Spending Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-wide
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$21.6B
$20.6B
$20.8B
-1.1%
-4.7%
1.0%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Making Work Pay Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$663M
$20.5B
$21.4B
0.0%
2988.4%
4.6%
Discretionary Spending Other Procurement, Air Force
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Procurement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$19.6B
$20.2B
$20.9B
2.0%
3.2%
3.4%
Discretionary Spending Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$19.8B
$20B
$17.8B
7.4%
0.8%
-11.0%
Discretionary Spending Aircraft Procurement, Navy
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Procurement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$14.8B
$19.5B
$18.9B
-6.2%
32.4%
-3.2%
Interest Spending Interest Paid to Credit Financing Accounts
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$12.6B
$18.1B
$13.2B
135.0%
43.5%
-27.0%
Discretionary Spending Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Public and Indian Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$16.2B
$18.1B
$19.4B
4.3%
11.5%
7.0%
Mandatory Spending Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$17.1B
$17.1B
$17.4B
0.0%
0.0%
2.0%
Mandatory Spending Child Nutrition Programs
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$15.1B
$16.9B
$19.3B
8.2%
12.0%
14.7%
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