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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%
+ 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
Mandatory Spending Federal Old-age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$553.3B
$579.9B
$600.6B
8.6%
4.8%
3.6%
Mandatory Spending Grants to States for Medicaid
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$254.9B
$292.7B
$285.2B
23.2%
14.8%
-2.6%
Mandatory Spending Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$241.8B
$249.4B
$266.3B
7.3%
3.1%
6.8%
Mandatory Spending Payments to Health Care Trust Funds
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$213B
$229.9B
$247.4B
3.8%
7.9%
7.6%
Interest Spending Interest on Treasury Debt Securities (gross)
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Interest on the Public Debt
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$189.4B
$221B
$291.4B
-21.8%
16.7%
31.9%
Mandatory Spending Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$205.2B
$220.6B
$244.9B
8.9%
7.5%
11.0%
Interest Spending Interest Paid to Trust Fund Receipt Accounts - Shadow Account
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Bureau: Interest on the Public Debt
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$180.9B
$190.8B
$192.3B
-5.2%
5.5%
0.8%
Mandatory Spending Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$116.8B
$180.1B
$102.2B
171.3%
54.1%
-43.3%
Mandatory Spending Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Social Security Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$117.1B
$125B
$131B
11.5%
6.8%
4.8%
Discretionary Spending Operation and Maintenance, Army
Agency: Department of Defense--Military
Bureau: Operation and Maintenance
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$83.6B
$90.1B
$96.6B
3.2%
7.8%
7.1%
Mandatory Spending Payments to the Unemployment Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Labor
Bureau: Employment and Training Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$17.2B
$75.3B
$18B
0.0%
337.1%
-76.0%
Mandatory Spending Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Office of Personnel Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$68B
$70.2B
$72.4B
6.6%
3.4%
3.2%
Mandatory Spending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Food and Nutrition Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$59.1B
$68.7B
$80.1B
49.3%
16.2%
16.6%
Mandatory Spending Medicare Prescription Drug Account, Federal Supplementary Insurance Trust Fund
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$53.2B
$58.8B
$66.8B
19.7%
10.6%
13.6%
Mandatory Spending Payment to Military Retirement Fund
Agency: Other Defense Civil Programs
Bureau: Military Retirement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$51.1B
$58.6B
$61.3B
10.7%
14.7%
4.6%
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