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%
+ 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
Mandatory Spending Build America Bond Payments, Recovery Act
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$19M
$2.9B
$3.5B
0.0%
15379.0%
17.7%
Mandatory Spending Mineral Leasing and Associated Payments
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Minerals Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.8B
$1.6B
$2B
-25.2%
-10.4%
21.4%
Mandatory Spending Forest Service Permanent Appropriations
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$578M
$493M
$453M
641.0%
-14.7%
-8.1%
Mandatory Spending Internal Revenue Collections for Puerto Rico
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$473M
$422M
$439M
26.8%
-10.8%
4.0%
Mandatory Spending Payments in Lieu of Taxes
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Department-Wide Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$382M
$395M
$409M
174.8%
3.4%
3.5%
Discretionary Spending Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia Courts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$248M
$261M
$247M
10.7%
5.2%
-5.4%
Mandatory Spending Payments to the United States Territories, Fiscal Assistance
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Insular Affairs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$149M
$177M
$146M
15.5%
18.8%
-17.5%
Mandatory Spending Payments to States in Lieu of Coal Fee Receipts
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$123M
$142M
$0
-34.2%
15.4%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Refunds, Transfers, and Expenses of Operation, Puerto Rico
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Customs and Border Protection
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$84M
$92M
$90M
-6.7%
9.5%
-2.2%
Discretionary Spending Federal Support for Economic Development and Management Reforms in the District
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia General and Special Payments
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$54M
$60M
$46M
42.1%
11.1%
-23.3%
Discretionary Spending Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia Courts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$52M
$55M
$55M
8.3%
5.8%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending National Indian Gaming Commission, Gaming Activity Fees
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: National Indian Gaming Commission
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$16M
$17M
$18M
6.7%
6.2%
5.9%
Discretionary Spending National Wildlife Refuge Fund
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$14M
$15M
$14M
0.0%
7.1%
-6.7%
Discretionary Spending Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Cost in the District of Columbia
Agency: District of Columbia
Bureau: District of Columbia General and Special Payments
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$39M
$15M
$15M
1200.0%
-61.5%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending National Wildlife Refuge Fund
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$7M
$10M
$10M
-36.4%
42.9%
0.0%
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