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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 Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$116.8B
$180.1B
$102.2B
171.3%
54.1%
-43.3%
Mandatory Spending Payments to the Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$17.2B
$75.3B
$18B
0.0%
337.1%
-76.0%
Mandatory Spending Federal Additional Unemployment Compensation Program, Recovery
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.7B
$9.6B
$0
0.0%
42.7%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.5B
$4B
$3.6B
31.9%
14.0%
-10.2%
Mandatory Spending Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$273M
$1.1B
$1.7B
-56.6%
314.6%
48.7%
Mandatory Spending Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$155M
$179M
$116M
84.5%
15.5%
-35.2%
Mandatory Spending Railroad Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefit Payments
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$175M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$150M
$200M
-54.6%
2900.0%
33.3%
Discretionary Spending Railroad Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$16M
$16M
$18M
0.0%
0.0%
12.5%
Discretionary Spending Administrative Expenses, Railroad Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefit Payments
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Railroad Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefit Payments, Recovery Act
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Railroad Retirement Board
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$20M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$816M
$0
$0
-1395.2%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$183M
$0
$0
-515.9%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Non-repayable Advances for Unemployment Compensation, Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Department of Labor
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-50M
$-150M
$-200M
0.0%
200.0%
33.3%
Mandatory Spending Deposits by Federal Agencies to the Federal Employees Compensation Account, Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Department of Labor
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1.1B
$-1.2B
$-1.1B
48.2%
15.9%
-12.0%
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