How much money does the federal government spend annually?

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  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Total spending

    The President's budget request for 2010 totals $3.55 trillion. Percentages in parentheses indicate percentage change compared to 2009. This budget request is broken down by the following expenditures:[8]

    * Mandatory spending: $2.173 trillion (+14.9%)

    o $695 billion (+4.9%) – Social Security

    o $571 billion (+58.6%) – Other mandatory programs

    o $453 billion (+6.6%) – Medicare

    o $290 billion (+12.0%) – Medicaid

    o $164 billion (+18.0%) – Interest on National Debt

    US receipt and expenditure estimates for fiscal year 2010.

    * Discretionary spending: $1.378 trillion (+13.8%)

    o $663.7 billion (+12.7%) – Department of Defense (including Overseas Contingency Operations)

    o $78.7 billion (−1.7%) – Department of Health and Human Services

    o $72.5 billion (+2.8%) – Department of Transportation

    o $52.5 billion (+10.3%) – Department of Veterans Affairs

    o $51.7 billion (+40.9%) – Department of State and Other International Programs

    o $47.5 billion (+18.5%) – Department of Housing and Urban Development

    o $46.7 billion (+12.8%) – Department of Education

    o $42.7 billion (+1.2%) – Department of Homeland Security

    o $26.3 billion (−0.4%) – Department of Energy

    o $26.0 billion (+8.8%) – Department of Agriculture

    o $23.9 billion (−6.3%) – Department of Justice

    o $18.7 billion (+5.1%) – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    o $13.8 billion (+48.4%) – Department of Commerce

    o $13.3 billion (+4.7%) – Department of Labor

    o $13.3 billion (+4.7%) – Department of the Treasury

    o $12.0 billion (+6.2%) – Department of the Interior

    o $10.5 billion (+34.6%) – Environmental Protection Agency

    o $9.7 billion (+10.2%) – Social Security Administration

    o $7.0 billion (+1.4%) – National Science Foundation

    o $5.1 billion (−3.8%) – Corps of Engineers

    o $5.0 billion (+100%-NA) – National Infrastructure Bank

    o $1.1 billion (+22.2%) – Corporation for National and Community Service

    o $0.7 billion (0.0%) – Small Business Administration

    o $0.6 billion (−14.3%) – General Services Administration

    o $0 billion (−100%-NA) – Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)

    o $0 billion (−100%-NA) – Financial stabilization efforts

    o $11 billion (+275%-NA) – Potential disaster costs

    o $19.8 billion (+3.7%) – Other Agencies

    o $105 billion – Other

    [edit] Deficit

    The total deficit for fiscal year 2009 was $1.42 trillion, a $960 billion increase from the 2008 deficit.

    The 2009 budget deficit would represent 12.3% of gross domestic product,[9] the largest share since World War II.[10]

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • otoole
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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