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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%
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 Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$68B
$70.2B
$72.4B
6.6%
3.4%
3.2%
Mandatory Spending Military Retirement Fund
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Military Retirement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$50.3B
$51B
$51.9B
10.2%
1.4%
1.8%
Mandatory Spending Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$815M
$829M
$862M
-17.2%
1.7%
4.0%
Mandatory Spending Special Benefits
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$160M
$184M
$170M
-20.0%
15.0%
-7.6%
Discretionary Spending Armed Forces Retirement Home
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Armed Forces Retirement Home
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$63M
$134M
$71M
10.5%
112.7%
-47.0%
Mandatory Spending Program Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$114M
$130M
$136M
16.3%
14.0%
4.6%
Discretionary Spending Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$100M
$102M
$110M
-40.5%
2.0%
7.8%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Tax Credit for Certain Government Retirees Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$100M
$100M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Judicial Retirement Funds
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$76M
$82M
$90M
15.2%
7.9%
9.8%
Mandatory Spending Government Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$44M
$47M
$48M
0.0%
6.8%
2.1%
Mandatory Spending Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Judicial Retirement Funds
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$33M
$33M
$36M
37.5%
0.0%
9.1%
Mandatory Spending Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$19M
$13M
$13M
-81.9%
-31.6%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending District of Columbia Judicial Retirement and Survivors Annuity Fund
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia Courts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9M
$9M
$10M
12.5%
0.0%
11.1%
Mandatory Spending Foreign Service National Defined Contributions Retirement Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Administration of Foreign Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$7M
$7M
-100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Panama Canal Commission Compensation Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2M
$6M
$6M
-50.0%
200.0%
0.0%
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