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 Institute of Education Sciences
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Institute of Education Sciences
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$867M
$659M
$739M
58.8%
-24.0%
12.1%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$593M
$636M
$661M
5.5%
7.2%
3.9%
Discretionary Spending Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$461M
$506M
$466M
2.9%
9.8%
-7.9%
Discretionary Spending Program Administration
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Departmental Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$433M
$456M
$492M
5.1%
5.3%
7.9%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses, Library of Congress
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$411M
$439M
$461M
5.9%
6.8%
5.0%
Discretionary Spending Office of Museum and Library Services: Grants and Administration
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Institute of Museum and Library Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$275M
$282M
$266M
4.2%
2.6%
-5.7%
Discretionary Spending National Endowment for the Arts: Grants and Administration
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Endowment for the Arts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$205M
$168M
$161M
41.4%
-18.0%
-4.2%
Discretionary Spending National Endowment for the Humanities: Grants and Administration
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Endowment for the Humanities
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$155M
$168M
$161M
6.9%
8.4%
-4.2%
Discretionary Spending Facilities Capital
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$140M
$125M
$137M
33.3%
-10.7%
9.6%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses, National Gallery of Art
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$105M
$111M
$115M
5.0%
5.7%
3.6%
Discretionary Spending Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$69M
$70M
$72M
3.0%
1.4%
2.9%
Discretionary Spending Repair, Restoration, and Renovation of Buildings, National Gallery of Art
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$17M
$56M
$48M
-5.6%
229.4%
-14.3%
Discretionary Spending Holocaust Memorial Museum
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$47M
$49M
$51M
4.4%
4.3%
4.1%
Discretionary Spending Operations and Maintenance, JFK Center for the Performing Arts
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$21M
$23M
$24M
5.0%
9.5%
4.4%
Mandatory Spending Gift and Trust Fund Accounts
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$20M
$20M
$20M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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