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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Income
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Frequency
Filing Status


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 Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$327M
$826M
$19M
-59.6%
152.6%
-97.7%
Discretionary Spending Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$157M
$165M
$164M
1.3%
5.1%
-0.6%
Mandatory Spending Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2M
$2M
$0
-60.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Native American Direct Loans, Downward Reestimate of Subsidies
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Department of Veterans Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-2M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Native American Veteran Housing Loans, Negative Subsidies
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Department of Veterans Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2M
$-5M
$-1M
0.0%
150.0%
-80.0%
Mandatory Spending Housing Liquidating Account
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-8M
$-9M
$-8M
-60.0%
12.5%
-11.1%
Mandatory Spending Housing Negative Subsidies
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Department of Veterans Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-444M
$-152M
$-190M
228.9%
-65.8%
25.0%
Mandatory Spending Housing Downward Reestimates
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Department of Veterans Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-589M
$-268M
$0
-52.1%
-54.5%
-100.0%