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 National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Minerals Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$16M
$5M
$12M
220.0%
-68.8%
140.0%
Mandatory Spending Permanent Appropriations
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4M
$4M
$4M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Payments to States under Federal Power Act
Agency: Department of Energy
Bureau: Energy Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3M
$3M
$3M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Geothermal Lease Revenues, County Share
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Department of the Interior
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-13M
$0
$0
44.4%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Geothermal Lease Revenues, Payment to Counties
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Minerals Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$13M
$0
$0
44.4%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Assistance to American Samoa Direct Loans, Downward Reestimates of Subsidies
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Department of the Interior
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-6M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
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