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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%
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 Interest Paid to Credit Financing Accounts
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$12.6B
$18.1B
$13.2B
135.0%
43.5%
-27.0%
Interest Spending Refunding Internal Revenue Collections, Interest
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Internal Revenue Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.4B
$3.2B
$3.6B
-46.1%
33.7%
12.8%
Interest Spending Payment to the Resolution Funding Corporation
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.1B
$2.2B
$2.6B
52.2%
3.2%
20.0%
Interest Spending Interest on Uninvested Funds
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$9M
$8M
$8M
0.0%
-11.1%
0.0%
Interest Spending Federal Interest Liabilities to States
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Financial Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2M
$2M
$2M
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending CMIA Interest, Highway Trust Fund (highway Account)
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Department of Transportation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$0
$0
-66.7%
-100.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending General Fund Proprietary Interest Receipts, not Otherwise Classified
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bureau: Department of Transportation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending General Fund Proprietary Interest Receipts, not Otherwise Classified
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: Department of Commerce
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending Interest, Lincoln County Land Act Land Sales
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Department of the Interior
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$0
$-1M
-50.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending Interest on Loans to the Secretary of Transportation, Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Fund
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Department of the Treasury
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending Earnings on Investments, U.S. Trustees System
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Department of Justice
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-1M
$-2M
-100.0%
0.0%
100.0%
Interest Spending General Fund Proprietary Interest Receipts, not Otherwise Classified
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Department of Justice
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2M
$-1M
$-1M
100.0%
-50.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending General Fund Proprietary Interest Receipts, not Otherwise Classified
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Department of Labor
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1M
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending General Fund Proprietary Interest Receipts, not Otherwise Classified, Navy
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Department of Defense--Military
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$-1M
$-1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Interest Spending Interest Earned, Environmental Improvement and Restoration Fund
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bureau: Department of Commerce
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-10M
$-1M
$-3M
11.1%
-90.0%
200.0%
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