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%
Unemployment compensation-$193.9B51.9%
Other income security-$180.5B13.6%
Federal employee retirement and disability-$122.7B2.7%
Food and nutrition assistance-$95.2B13.9%
Housing assistance-$64.1B-39.8%
General retirement and disability insurance (excluding social security)-$8.2B-43.6%
+ 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%
+ 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
Mandatory Spending Railroad Social Security Equivalent Benefit Account
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.4B
$6.4B
$6.5B
4.5%
0.5%
1.0%
Mandatory Spending Rail Industry Pension Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.2B
$4.5B
$4.6B
4.9%
5.8%
2.6%
Mandatory Spending National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.6B
$2.1B
$2B
18.0%
28.7%
-5.6%
Mandatory Spending District of Columbia Federal Pension Fund
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia General and Special Payments
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$527M
$681M
$659M
8.0%
29.2%
-3.2%
Mandatory Spending Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Pension Fund
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia General and Special Payments
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$400M
$525M
$486M
17.6%
31.2%
-7.4%
Mandatory Spending Federal Payments to the Railroad Retirement Accounts
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$321M
$477M
$500M
-10.6%
48.6%
4.8%
Mandatory Spending Black Lung Disability Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9.3B
$331M
$368M
774.2%
-96.4%
11.2%
Mandatory Spending Special Benefits for Disabled Coal Miners
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$250M
$225M
$203M
-9.4%
-10.0%
-9.8%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employee Benefits Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$149M
$155M
$162M
6.4%
4.0%
4.5%
Mandatory Spending Special Workers' Compensation Expenses
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$143M
$143M
$143M
10.8%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Economic Recovery Payments
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$135M
$125M
$5M
0.0%
-7.4%
-96.0%
Discretionary Spending Rail Industry Pension Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$63M
$68M
$70M
3.3%
7.9%
2.9%
Discretionary Spending Dual Benefits Payments Account
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$72M
$61M
$54M
-7.7%
-15.3%
-11.5%
Discretionary Spending Railroad Social Security Equivalent Benefit Account
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$33M
$33M
$34M
6.4%
0.0%
3.0%
Mandatory Spending Dual Benefits Payments Account
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$3M
$3M
-100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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