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%
Interest on Treasury debt securities (gross)-$425.1B11.0%
Other investment and income-$-558M-259.9%
Other interest-$-45.4B203.4%
Interest received by on-budget trust funds-$-73B14.8%
Interest received by off-budget trust funds-$-118.4B0.4%
+ 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%
+ 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
Interest Spending FDI, Interest Received by Trust Funds
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-10.7B
$-9.9B
$-8.6B
-2.5%
-7.9%
-13.3%
Interest Spending FOASI, Interest Received by Trust Funds
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-107.2B
$-108.5B
$-110.5B
4.4%
1.2%
1.8%