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%
+ Agriculture - $25.4B 5.3%
+ Community and Regional Development - $19.9B -16.3%
+ Energy - $8.8B -79.4%
+ Undistributed Offsetting Receipts - $-79.7B -13.9%
Other undistributed offsetting receipts-$-391M-97.7%
Rents and royalties on the Outer Continental Shelf-$-3.5B-33.2%
Employer share, employee retirement (off-budget)-$-14.9B5.0%
Employer share, employee retirement (on-budget)-$-60.9B7.9%
+ Commerce and Housing Credit - $-111.8B -124.8%
Discretionary SpendingDiscretionary Spending
Mandatory SpendingMandatory Spending
Interest SpendingInterest Spending
Account My Cost Total Change
Mandatory Spending Employing Agency Contributions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Retirement Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-3M
$-3M
$-1M
-25.0%
0.0%
-66.7%
Mandatory Spending Employing Agency Contributions, Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-237M
$-236M
$-244M
8.2%
-0.4%
3.4%
Mandatory Spending Non-DoD Employing Agency Contributions, DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-294M
$-301M
$-304M
-5.5%
2.4%
1.0%
Mandatory Spending FHI Trust Fund, Postal Service Employer Contributions (FICA)
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-815M
$-745M
$-739M
3.4%
-8.6%
-0.8%
Mandatory Spending FHI Trust Fund, Federal Employer Contributions (FICA)
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-3.1B
$-3.3B
$-3.4B
6.8%
5.6%
3.1%
Mandatory Spending Postal Service Agency Contributions, Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-3B
$-3.9B
$-4.2B
2.2%
33.2%
6.9%
Mandatory Spending Federal Contributions (concurrent Receipt Accruals), Military Retirement Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-3.7B
$-4.5B
$-5.4B
34.9%
20.6%
19.4%
Mandatory Spending Department of Defense Contributions, DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-10.4B
$-10.8B
$-11B
-7.5%
4.3%
2.0%
Mandatory Spending Agency Contributions, Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-17.4B
$-16.8B
$-17.6B
10.8%
-3.0%
4.2%
Mandatory Spending Employing Agency Contributions, Military Retirement Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-17.5B
$-20.2B
$-20.6B
7.9%
15.1%
2.2%