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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 International Broadcasting Operations
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Broadcasting Board of Governors
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$712M
$734M
$755M
5.5%
3.1%
2.9%
Discretionary Spending Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$538M
$635M
$633M
2.3%
18.0%
-0.3%
Discretionary Spending National Endowment for Democracy
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Other
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$115M
$118M
$105M
0.0%
2.6%
-11.0%
Discretionary Spending East-West Center
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Other
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$21M
$23M
$11M
10.5%
9.5%
-52.2%
Discretionary Spending Payment to the Asia Foundation
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Other
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$15M
$19M
$16M
0.0%
26.7%
-15.8%
Discretionary Spending Broadcasting Capital Improvements
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Broadcasting Board of Governors
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$12M
$13M
$14M
20.0%
8.3%
7.7%
Discretionary Spending Payment to Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Legislative Branch Boards and Commissions
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$14M
$12M
$14M
55.6%
-14.3%
16.7%
Discretionary Spending Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Legislative Branch Boards and Commissions
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$16M
$12M
$14M
60.0%
-25.0%
16.7%
Mandatory Spending Vietnam Debt Repayment Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Vietnam Education Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$5M
$5M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Japan-United States Friendship Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Japan-United States Friendship Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$3M
$3M
-50.0%
200.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Legislative Branch Boards and Commissions
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Israeli Arab and Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Programs
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Other
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Buying Power Maintenance
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Broadcasting Board of Governors
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Contributions, Educational and Cultural Exchange, USIA
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Department of State
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Gifts and Donations, Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Legislative Branch Boards and Commissions
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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