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 Children and Families Services Programs
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$13.8B
$9.3B
$10.3B
54.3%
-32.7%
10.7%
Mandatory Spending Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3B
$3.1B
$3.1B
3.5%
3.7%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Social Services Block Grant
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.7B
$1.7B
$1.7B
-26.1%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Aging Services Programs
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration on Aging
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.6B
$1.5B
$1.6B
12.5%
-4.7%
7.4%
Discretionary Spending Operating Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for National and Community Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1B
$1.1B
$1.3B
28.5%
4.8%
23.2%
Discretionary Spending Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$422M
$480M
171.2%
-61.4%
13.7%
Mandatory Spending Promoting Safe and Stable Families
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$380M
$380M
$380M
4.1%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Gifts and Contributions
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for National and Community Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$175M
$197M
$294M
25.9%
12.6%
49.2%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for National and Community Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$78M
$88M
$109M
14.7%
12.8%
23.9%
Discretionary Spending Promoting Safe and Stable Families
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$63M
$63M
$63M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Gifts and Contributions
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for National and Community Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$8M
$22M
$22M
-52.9%
175.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Inspector General
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for National and Community Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$8M
$8M
$9M
33.3%
0.0%
12.5%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Council on Disability
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3M
$3M
$3M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Children and Families Services Programs
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$38M
$0
$0
-24.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Payment from the General Fund, National Service Trust Fund, Recovery Act
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corporation for National and Community Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-44M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
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