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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 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$59.1B
$68.7B
$80.1B
49.3%
16.2%
16.6%
Mandatory Spending Child Nutrition Programs
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$15.1B
$16.9B
$19.3B
8.2%
12.0%
14.7%
Discretionary Spending Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$7.4B
$7.3B
$7.6B
19.3%
-1.4%
4.8%
Mandatory Spending Funds for Strengthening Markets, Income, and Supply (section 32)
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Agricultural Marketing Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1B
$1.1B
$1.1B
87.1%
8.5%
-3.0%
Discretionary Spending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$39M
$448M
$60M
62.5%
1048.7%
-86.6%
Discretionary Spending Commodity Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$384M
$251M
$250M
79.4%
-34.6%
-0.4%
Discretionary Spending Emergency Food and Shelter
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Federal Emergency Management Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$300M
$200M
$100M
96.1%
-33.3%
-50.0%
Discretionary Spending Child Nutrition Programs
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$122M
$173M
$47M
713.3%
41.8%
-72.8%
Discretionary Spending Nutrition Programs Administration
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$145M
$151M
$172M
2.1%
4.1%
13.9%
Mandatory Spending Commodity Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$21M
$21M
$21M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending General Fund Payment, Funds for Strengthening Markets, Income, and Supply (section 32)
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Department of Agriculture
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%