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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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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%
Department of Defense-Military-$696.9B4.4%
Atomic energy defense activities-$17.8B-22.7%
Defense-related activities-$7.4B2.4%
+ 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 Payment to Military Retirement Fund
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Military Retirement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$51.1B
$58.6B
$61.3B
10.7%
14.7%
4.6%
Mandatory Spending Payment to Department of Defense Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Retiree Health Care
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$10.7B
$10B
$10.4B
-17.6%
-6.1%
3.7%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Federal Bureau of Investigation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.2B
$4.4B
$4.7B
81.1%
6.2%
5.5%
Discretionary Spending Infrastructure Protection and Information Security
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: National Protection and Programs Directorate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$837M
$891M
$866M
28.6%
6.4%
-2.8%
Discretionary Spending Intelligence Community Management Account
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Intelligence Community Management Account
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$662M
$708M
$707M
-2.8%
7.0%
-0.1%
Discretionary Spending Operating Expenses
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: United States Coast Guard
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$592M
$582M
$594M
5.3%
-1.7%
2.1%
Mandatory Spending Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Central Intelligence Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$279M
$291M
$292M
6.1%
4.3%
0.3%
Discretionary Spending Maritime Security Program
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Maritime Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$174M
$174M
$174M
11.5%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Management and Administration
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Federal Emergency Management Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$107M
$104M
$109M
13.8%
-2.8%
4.8%
Discretionary Spending Research and Related Activities
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$69M
$68M
$68M
1.5%
-1.4%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Payment to Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Radiation Exposure Compensation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$74M
$60M
$43M
64.4%
-18.9%
-28.3%
Mandatory Spending Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Radiation Exposure Compensation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$74M
$60M
$54M
64.4%
-18.9%
-10.0%
Discretionary Spending State and Local Programs
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Federal Emergency Management Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$190M
$48M
$0
0.0%
-74.7%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Operations and Administration
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: Bureau of Industry and Security
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$19M
$31M
$32M
46.2%
63.2%
3.2%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Selective Service System
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$22M
$24M
$25M
0.0%
9.1%
4.2%
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