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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%
+ 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%
Space flight, research, and supporting activities-$18.2B0.5%
General science and basic research-$12.8B-24.3%
+ 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 and Related Activities
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$7.6B
$5.5B
$6B
60.1%
-27.8%
8.3%
Discretionary Spending Science
Agency: Department of Energy
Bureau: Energy Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.5B
$4.9B
$5.1B
58.1%
-24.2%
4.6%
Discretionary Spending Research, Development, Acquisitions and Operations
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Science and Technology
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$933M
$1B
$1B
12.3%
7.2%
1.8%
Discretionary Spending Education and Human Resources
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$945M
$873M
$892M
23.4%
-7.6%
2.2%
Discretionary Spending Agency Operations and Award Management
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$294M
$300M
$329M
4.3%
2.0%
9.7%
Discretionary Spending Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$552M
$117M
$165M
168.0%
-78.8%
41.0%
Mandatory Spending Education and Human Resources
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$89M
$100M
$100M
-14.4%
12.4%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Donations
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$47M
$25M
$25M
-24.2%
-46.8%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Office of the Inspector General
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$14M
$14M
$14M
27.3%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Office of the National Science Board
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4M
$5M
$5M
0.0%
25.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Donations, National Science Foundation
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Science Foundation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-47M
$-25M
$-25M
-24.2%
-46.8%
0.0%