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Where the Money Goes

Created on October 16, 2012

Where the Money Goes

Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012

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INCREASE/DECREASE, 2002–2012

TOTAL BUDGET AUTHORITY

Average Annual Percentage

Social Security (650)

National Defense (050)

Medicare (570)

Medicaid, CHIP, and other (551)

Net Interest (900)

Income Security Programs (609)

Transportation (400)

Federal Retirement and Disability (602)

Veterans Benefits and Services (700)

Food Stamps and Other Nutrition (605)

Unemployment Benefits (603)

K–12 and Vocational Education (501)

International Affairs (150)

Administration of Justice (750)

Other Ed., Training, and Employment (503–506)

Community and Regional Development (450)

Housing Assistance (604)

Health Research, Training (552, 554)

Natural Resources and Environment (300)

Science and Technology (250)

General Government (800)

Higher Education (502)

Farm Subsidies (351)

Other Commerce (371, 373, 376)

Energy (270)

General Retirement and Disability (601)

Agriculture Research and Services (352)

Postal Service (372)

Undistributed Offsetting Receipts (950)

Total Net Spending

In millions of Inflation–Adjusted Dollars (2012)

Source: Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2013: Historical Tables, Table 5.1, February 2012, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals (accessed August 8, 2012).