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%
+ Medicare - $462.1B 5.7%
+ Health - $386.4B 3.4%
+ Net Interest - $187.8B 0.5%
+ Veterans Benefits and Services - $125B 28.9%
Income security for veterans-$62.9B40.6%
Hospital and medical care for veterans-$47.1B7.8%
Veterans education, training, and rehabilitation-$8.5B124.9%
Other veterans benefits and services-$6B12.2%
Veterans housing-$558M-200.4%
+ 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 Compensation
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$39.2B
$57.2B
$48.7B
5.2%
46.1%
-14.9%
Mandatory Spending Pensions benefits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.2B
$4.4B
$4.7B
9.3%
5.5%
6.2%
Mandatory Spending National Service Life Insurance Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$1.2B
$1.1B
-2.4%
3.8%
-4.1%
Mandatory Spending Burial benefits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$175M
$207M
$182M
-11.6%
18.3%
-12.1%
Mandatory Spending Veterans Insurance and Indemnities
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$48M
$49M
$63M
17.1%
2.1%
28.6%
Mandatory Spending Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9M
$9M
$8M
-10.0%
0.0%
-11.1%
Mandatory Spending United States Government Life Insurance Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$4M
$4M
0.0%
-20.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$198M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending NSLI Fund, Payments from General and Special Funds
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Department of Veterans Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending NSLI Fund, Premium and Other Receipts
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Department of Veterans Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-136M
$-122M
$-108M
0.7%
-10.3%
-11.5%