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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 Payment Where Earned Income Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$42.4B
$49.5B
$47.2B
4.5%
16.8%
-4.6%
Mandatory Spending Supplemental Security Income Program
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$43.6B
$47.2B
$52.7B
7.2%
8.2%
11.6%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Child Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$24.3B
$23.4B
$23.2B
-28.6%
-3.8%
-0.4%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Making Work Pay Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$663M
$20.5B
$21.4B
0.0%
2988.4%
4.6%
Mandatory Spending Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$17.1B
$17.1B
$17.4B
0.0%
0.0%
2.0%
Mandatory Spending Payments to States for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$7.2B
$7.4B
$7.5B
5.0%
2.3%
1.0%
Discretionary Spending Low Income Home Energy Assistance
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5.1B
$5.1B
$3.3B
98.4%
0.0%
-35.3%
Mandatory Spending Payments to States for Child Support Enforcement and Family Support Programs
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.3B
$4.8B
$4.3B
0.2%
11.8%
-11.2%
Discretionary Spending Supplemental Security Income Program
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.2B
$3.5B
$3.8B
6.3%
7.7%
9.4%
Mandatory Spending Child Care Entitlement to States
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.9B
$2.9B
$3.7B
0.0%
0.0%
27.4%
Discretionary Spending Payments to States for the Child Care and Development Block Grant
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.1B
$2.1B
$2.9B
100.2%
-48.5%
37.6%
Discretionary Spending Refugee and Entrant Assistance
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$715M
$731M
$878M
9.2%
2.2%
20.1%
Mandatory Spending Payment Where Alternative Minimum Tax Credit Exceeds Liability for Tax
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$711M
$604M
$55M
0.0%
-15.0%
-90.9%
Discretionary Spending State Supplemental Fees
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$145M
$160M
$185M
9.0%
10.3%
15.6%
Mandatory Spending Children's Research and Technical Assistance
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Administration for Children and Families
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$58M
$58M
$58M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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