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%
+ Department of Health and Human Services - $881.4B 3.5%
+ Department of Defense--Military - $696.9B 4.4%
+ Misc Agencies - $645.8B -0.8%
+ Department of the Treasury - $400.5B -55.4%
+ Department of Labor - $206.6B 35.2%
+ Department of Agriculture - $135.5B 6.0%
+ Department of Veterans Affairs - $124.9B 28.8%
+ Department of Transportation - $78.4B -30.2%
+ Department of Education - $62B -53.0%
Office of Federal Student Aid-$40.9B0.4%
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education-$22.5B-74.0%
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services-$16.3B-40.3%
Office of Postsecondary Education-$4.6B62.8%
Office of Vocational and Adult Education-$2B3.6%
Office of Innovation and Improvement-$1.4B16.1%
Office of English Language Acquisition-$750M2.7%
Institute of Education Sciences-$659M-24.0%
Departmental Management-$619M3.3%
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools-$393M-43.0%
Department of Education-$-28.2B-11.3%
+ Allowances - $60.5B -1512600.0%
+ Other Defense Civil Programs - $54.5B -5.2%
+ Department of Housing and Urban Development - $49.3B -20.2%
+ Department of Homeland Security - $43.6B -5.3%
+ International Assistance Programs - $35.5B 2.3%
+ Department of State - $29.9B 9.9%
+ Department of Justice - $29.7B -9.0%
+ Department of Energy - $24.6B -64.2%
+ Department of Commerce - $13.9B -46.0%
+ Department of the Interior - $12.8B -13.5%
+ Judicial Branch - $7.2B 5.6%
+ Legislative Branch - $5.2B 3.6%
+ District of Columbia - $1B 13.0%
+ General Services Administration - $554M -91.2%
+ Executive Office of the President - $434M 16.0%
+ Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - $25M -85.6%
+ Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council - $2M -33.3%
Discretionary SpendingDiscretionary Spending
Mandatory SpendingMandatory Spending
Interest SpendingInterest Spending
Account My Cost Total Change
Mandatory Spending TEACH Grant Program, Negative Subsidies
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2M
$-1M
$0
0.0%
-50.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Undistributed intragovernmental payments and receivables from cancelled accounts
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-2M
$-4M
$-4M
-140.0%
100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Student Financial Assistance Debt Collection
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-9M
$-10M
$-10M
-30.8%
11.1%
0.0%
Interest Spending General Fund Proprietary Interest Receipts, not Otherwise Classified
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-23M
$-20M
$-20M
-4.2%
-13.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Repayment of Loans, Capital Contributions, Higher Education Activities
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-24M
$-28M
$-28M
-14.3%
16.7%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending All Other General Fund Proprietary Receipts Including Budget Clearing Accounts
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-60M
$-47M
$-47M
66.7%
-21.7%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending College Housing and Academic Facilities Loan, Downward Reestimates of Subsidies
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-28M
$-92M
$0
40.0%
228.6%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Federal Family Education Loan Program, Negative Subsidies
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-8.9B
$-4.7B
$0
237.8%
-47.3%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Federal Direct Student Loan Program, Negative Subsidies
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-4.4B
$-5.5B
$-9.2B
5770.7%
25.2%
67.7%
Mandatory Spending Federal Direct Student Loan Program, Downward Reestimates of Subsidies
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-1.3B
$-6.1B
$0
120.6%
379.1%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Federal Family Education Loan Program, Downward Reestimates of Subsidies
Agency: Department of Education
Bureau: Department of Education
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-17B
$-11.7B
$0
592.8%
-31.4%
-100.0%