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%
+ 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%
Federal law enforcement activities-$28.2B-0.4%
Federal litigative and judicial activities-$13B0.9%
Federal correctional activities-$7.6B1.3%
Criminal justice assistance-$4.6B-41.4%
+ 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 Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Federal Prison System
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5.6B
$6.1B
$6.5B
6.1%
8.7%
7.4%
Discretionary Spending Detention Trustee
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: General Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.3B
$1.4B
$1.5B
24.8%
6.7%
6.6%
Discretionary Spending Buildings and Facilities
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Federal Prison System
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$576M
$99M
$270M
54.4%
-82.8%
172.7%
Discretionary Spending Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Federal Prison System
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$3M
$3M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Federal Prison System
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-3M
$-3M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%