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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 United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Judicial Retirement Funds
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$4M
$4M
25.0%
-20.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Employees Life Insurance Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2M
$2M
$2M
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund
Agency: International Assistance Programs
Bureau: Agency for International Development
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3M
$1M
$1M
-57.1%
-66.7%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Tax Court Judges Survivors Annuity Fund
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: United States Tax Court
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Receipts from Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Department of State
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Land Sales, Armed Forces Retirement Home
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Armed Forces Retirement Home
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund
Agency: International Assistance Programs
Bureau: Agency for International Development
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-3M
$-2M
$-2M
-57.1%
-33.3%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Employees Life Insurance Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2M
$-2M
$-2M
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Employing Agency Contributions, Foreign Service National Defined Contributions Retirement Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Department of State
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-7M
$-7M
-100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Fees Paid by Residents, U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Armed Forces Retirement Home
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-11M
$-10M
$-7M
0.0%
-9.1%
-30.0%
Mandatory Spending Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: Department of State
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-19M
$-13M
$-13M
-81.9%
-31.6%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Re-employed Annuitants Salary Offset, Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-44M
$-46M
$-46M
15.8%
4.6%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Reimbursement for Program Expenses, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-114M
$-130M
$-136M
16.3%
14.0%
4.6%
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