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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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%
+ General Government - $29B -4.0%
+ Agriculture - $25.4B 5.3%
+ Community and Regional Development - $19.9B -16.3%
+ Energy - $8.8B -79.4%
Energy supply-$6.9B-62.3%
Energy conservation-$1.1B-95.2%
Energy information, policy, and regulation-$557M-20.0%
Emergency energy preparedness-$255M18.6%
+ 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 Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Agency: Department of Energy
Bureau: Energy Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$226M
$244M
$139M
20.9%
8.0%
-43.0%
Discretionary Spending Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve
Agency: Department of Energy
Bureau: Energy Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$10M
$11M
$11M
-16.7%
10.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending SPR Petroleum Account
Agency: Department of Energy
Bureau: Energy Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-21M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%