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%
Benefits Programs-$72.7B47.0%
Veterans Health Administration-$48.2B8.2%
Departmental Administration-$7.8B9.0%
Department of Veterans Affairs-$-3.8B-10.0%
+ Department of Transportation - $78.4B -30.2%
+ Department of Education - $62B -53.0%
+ 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 Compensation
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$39.2B
$57.2B
$48.7B
5.2%
46.1%
-14.9%
Mandatory Spending Readjustment Benefits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.1B
$8.7B
$10.4B
25.2%
110.6%
19.9%
Mandatory Spending Pensions benefits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.2B
$4.4B
$4.7B
9.3%
5.5%
6.2%
Mandatory Spending National Service Life Insurance Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$1.2B
$1.1B
-2.4%
3.8%
-4.1%
Mandatory Spending Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$327M
$826M
$19M
-59.6%
152.6%
-97.7%
Mandatory Spending Burial benefits
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$175M
$207M
$182M
-11.6%
18.3%
-12.1%
Discretionary Spending Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$157M
$165M
$164M
1.3%
5.1%
-0.6%
Mandatory Spending Veterans Insurance and Indemnities
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$48M
$49M
$63M
17.1%
2.1%
28.6%
Mandatory Spending United States Government Life Insurance Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$4M
$4M
0.0%
-20.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2M
$2M
$0
-60.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Education Account
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1M
$1M
$1M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$198M
$0
$0
0.0%
-100.0%
0.0%
Mandatory Spending Housing Liquidating Account
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Benefits Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$-8M
$-9M
$-8M
-60.0%
12.5%
-11.1%