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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%
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 Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: National Telecommunications and Information Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$18M
$20M
$0
-5.3%
11.1%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Capital Repair and Restoration, JFK Center for the Performing Arts
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$15M
$17M
$14M
-34.8%
13.3%
-17.6%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$10M
$12M
$10M
0.0%
20.0%
-16.7%
Discretionary Spending National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Commission of Fine Arts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$10M
$10M
$5M
25.0%
0.0%
-50.0%
Mandatory Spending Gifts and Donations, National Endowment for the Arts
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Endowment for the Arts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$2M
$2M
-50.0%
100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Gifts and Donations, National Endowment for the Humanities
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Endowment for the Humanities
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Science, Space, and Technology Education Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Fedlink Program and Federal Research Program
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, Recovery Act
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Federal Communications Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$20M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Legacy Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Smithsonian Institution
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$15M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Gifts and Donations, National Endowment for the Humanities
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Endowment for the Humanities
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Gifts and Donations, National Endowment for the Arts
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Endowment for the Arts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-2M
$-2M
-50.0%
100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Contributions, Library of Congress Permanent Loan Account
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-4M
$-5M
$-6M
-66.7%
25.0%
20.0%
Mandatory Spending Contributions, Library of Congress Gift Fund
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-6M
$-10M
$-10M
-14.3%
66.7%
0.0%
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