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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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%
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
Discretionary Spending Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$5M
$6M
0.0%
0.0%
20.0%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: General Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$44M
$0
$0
-10.2%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2M
$0
$2M
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Payment from the General Fund, Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Department of Justice
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-74M
$-60M
$-43M
64.4%
-18.9%
-28.3%
Mandatory Spending Federal Contributions, DoD 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%
Mandatory Spending Federal Contributions, 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%
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