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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%
+ 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%
International development and humanitarian assistance-$31.3B24.0%
Conduct of foreign affairs-$16.2B13.0%
International financial programs-$12.8B14.2%
International security assistance-$5.5B-50.4%
Foreign information and exchange activities-$1.6B8.8%
+ 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 Diplomatic and Consular Programs
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$7.1B
$10B
$9.5B
4.1%
41.9%
-4.9%
Discretionary Spending Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: International Organizations and Conferences
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.4B
$2.1B
$2.2B
15.7%
-11.0%
2.7%
Discretionary Spending Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.7B
$1.7B
$1.7B
77.7%
-35.4%
-2.4%
Discretionary Spending Contributions to International Organizations
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: International Organizations and Conferences
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.6B
$1.7B
$1.6B
13.8%
4.9%
-5.2%
Mandatory Spending Payment to Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$250M
$236M
$221M
3.3%
-5.6%
-6.4%
Discretionary Spending Capital Investment Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$323M
$139M
$144M
438.3%
-57.0%
3.6%
Discretionary Spending Civilian Stabilization Initiative
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$45M
$120M
$184M
0.0%
166.7%
53.3%
Discretionary Spending Office of the Inspector General
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$78M
$119M
$120M
56.0%
52.6%
0.8%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: International Trade Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$75M
$82M
$87M
10.3%
9.3%
6.1%
Mandatory Spending Diplomatic and Consular Programs
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$67M
$52M
-100.0%
0.0%
-22.4%
Discretionary Spending Operating Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: United States Institute of Peace
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$31M
$49M
$47M
24.0%
58.1%
-4.1%
Discretionary Spending Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$23M
$27M
$27M
0.0%
17.4%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$17M
$21M
$21M
6.2%
23.5%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9M
$10M
$11M
0.0%
11.1%
10.0%
Discretionary Spending Buying Power Maintenance
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$9M
$0
0.0%
80.0%
-100.0%
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