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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%
+ 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%
Central fiscal operations-$12.5B1.1%
General purpose fiscal assistance-$6.7B64.6%
Other general government-$5.1B51.0%
Legislative functions-$4.2B2.8%
General property and records management-$1B-84.5%
Executive direction and management-$592M5.9%
Central personnel management-$203M8.0%
Deductions for offsetting receipts-$-1.4B35.7%
+ 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 Enforcement
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.5B
$4.9B
$5.1B
7.9%
7.8%
5.7%
Discretionary Spending Operations Support
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.9B
$4.1B
$4.1B
0.8%
5.6%
0.6%
Discretionary Spending Taxpayer Services
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.3B
$2.3B
$2.3B
3.6%
-0.6%
1.9%
Mandatory Spending Financial Agent Services
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$556M
$596M
$600M
3.7%
7.2%
0.7%
Mandatory Spending Federal Reserve Bank Reimbursement Fund
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$305M
$321M
$321M
0.3%
5.2%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Departmental Offices
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$279M
$305M
$346M
12.5%
9.3%
13.4%
Discretionary Spending Business Systems Modernization
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$230M
$264M
$387M
-13.9%
14.8%
46.6%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$240M
$244M
$235M
-14.6%
1.7%
-3.7%
Mandatory Spending IRS Miscellaneous Retained Fees
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$143M
$205M
$218M
104.3%
43.4%
6.3%
Discretionary Spending Administering the Public Debt
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Bureau of the Public Debt
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$179M
$182M
$176M
3.5%
1.7%
-3.3%
Discretionary Spending Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Departmental Offices
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$153M
$152M
$155M
8.5%
-0.6%
2.0%
Mandatory Spending Reimbursements to Federal Reserve Banks
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Bureau of the Public Debt
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$113M
$104M
$136M
-18.1%
-8.0%
30.8%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$99M
$103M
$0
5.3%
4.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$67M
$63M
$93M
-30.9%
-6.0%
47.6%
Mandatory Spending Informant Payments
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$50M
$50M
-76.2%
900.0%
0.0%
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