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
Discretionary Spending Information Technology Systems
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.8B
$3.3B
$3.3B
18.7%
18.2%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending General Operating Expenses
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2B
$2.1B
$2.6B
11.6%
6.8%
25.2%
Discretionary Spending National cemetery administration
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$280M
$250M
$251M
44.3%
-10.7%
0.4%
Discretionary Spending Office of Inspector General
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$89M
$109M
$109M
9.9%
22.5%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: American Battle Monuments Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$66M
$83M
$84M
24.5%
25.8%
1.2%
Discretionary Spending Grants for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$42M
$46M
$46M
5.0%
9.5%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Cemeterial Expenses
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$37M
$41M
$38M
19.4%
10.8%
-7.3%
Mandatory Spending General Post Fund, National Homes
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Veterans Health Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$36M
$37M
$38M
-10.0%
2.8%
2.7%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$31M
$27M
$90M
34.8%
-12.9%
233.3%
Mandatory Spending Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Retirement Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Contributions
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: American Battle Monuments Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$1M
$1M
-100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending National Veterans Business Development Corporation
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: National Veterans Business Development Corporation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Foreign Currency Fluctuations Account
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: American Battle Monuments Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$10M
$0
$0
233.3%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Contributions, American Battle Monuments Commission
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: American Battle Monuments Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending General Post Fund, National Homes, Deposits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Department of Veterans Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-36M
$-35M
$-35M
-2.7%
-2.8%
0.0%