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
Discretionary Spending Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Public and Indian Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$16.2B
$18.1B
$19.4B
4.3%
11.5%
7.0%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Tax Credit to Aid First-Time Homebuyers Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9.4B
$14.9B
$1.1B
0.0%
58.4%
-92.6%
Discretionary Spending Project-based Rental Assistance
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Public and Indian Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9.1B
$8.6B
$9.3B
46.6%
-6.2%
8.5%
Discretionary Spending Public Housing Operating Fund
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Public and Indian Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.5B
$4.8B
$4.8B
6.1%
6.8%
0.4%
Mandatory Spending Grants to States for Low-Income Housing Projects in Lieu of Low-Income Housing Credit Allocations
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Departmental Offices
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.9B
$3.6B
$2.3B
0.0%
23.4%
-37.3%
Mandatory Spending Troubled Asset Relief Program, Home Affordable Modification Program
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Departmental Offices
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$45.5B
$3.3B
$0
0.0%
-92.8%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Public Housing Capital Fund
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Public and Indian Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.4B
$2.5B
$2B
164.7%
-61.4%
-18.2%
Discretionary Spending Homeless Assistance Grants
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Community Planning and Development
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.2B
$1.9B
$2B
105.8%
-41.5%
9.8%
Discretionary Spending Home Investment Partnership Program
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Community Planning and Development
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.1B
$1.8B
$1.6B
140.0%
-55.6%
-9.6%
Discretionary Spending Rental Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Rural Housing Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$902M
$980M
$966M
88.3%
8.6%
-1.4%
Discretionary Spending Housing for the Elderly
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$763M
$817M
$271M
5.8%
7.1%
-66.8%
Discretionary Spending Native American Housing Block Grant
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Public and Indian Housing Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.2B
$700M
$574M
84.8%
-39.3%
-18.0%
Discretionary Spending Administration, Operations and Management
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Management and Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$530M
$527M
$529M
10.2%
-0.6%
0.4%
Discretionary Spending Housing Personnel Compensation and Benefits
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Management and Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$362M
$375M
$396M
9.4%
3.6%
5.6%
Discretionary Spending Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau: Community Planning and Development
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$308M
$332M
$337M
3.0%
7.8%
1.5%
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