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%
Elementary, secondary, and vocational education-$41.6B-63.9%
Higher education-$18.5B53.1%
Social services-$17.7B-22.5%
Training and employment-$8.5B-28.4%
Research and general education aids-$3.8B-2.2%
Other labor services-$1.9B6.3%
+ 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 Accelerating Achievement and Ensuring Equity
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$25.9B
$15.9B
$15.1B
73.1%
-38.4%
-5.3%
Discretionary Spending Special Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$23B
$12.6B
$12B
118.2%
-45.4%
-4.6%
Discretionary Spending Education Improvement Programs
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5.8B
$5.2B
$3.6B
10.0%
-10.4%
-31.7%
Discretionary Spending Career, Technical and Adult Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Vocational and Adult Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.9B
$2B
$1.9B
0.2%
3.6%
-3.6%
Discretionary Spending Innovation and Instructional Teams
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Innovation and Improvement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.2B
$1.4B
$6.3B
21.4%
16.1%
355.7%
Discretionary Spending Impact Aid
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.4B
$1.3B
$1.3B
10.1%
-6.6%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Mandatory Education Funding
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Postsecondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1B
$1B
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Operation of Indian Programs
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$716M
$799M
$805M
6.6%
11.6%
0.8%
Discretionary Spending English Learner Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of English Language Acquisition
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$730M
$750M
$800M
4.3%
2.7%
6.7%
Discretionary Spending Supporting Student Success
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$690M
$393M
$1.8B
-0.6%
-43.0%
354.4%
Discretionary Spending Indian Student Education
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$122M
$127M
$127M
1.7%
4.1%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Federal Payment for School Improvement
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia General and Special Payments
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$54M
$74M
$52M
31.7%
37.0%
-29.7%
Discretionary Spending American Printing House for the Blind
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$23M
$25M
$25M
4.6%
8.7%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Federal Payment to Jump Start Public School Reform
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia General and Special Payments
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$20M
$0
$20M
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, Recovery Act
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$53.6B
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%