THE US FEDERAL BUDGET, A TEXT ADVENTURE.

Well I have stripped all 417 line items from the Death and Taxes poster and put them in a searchable, hierarchical, text based format.  This list includes about 90% of the programs that receive over $200 million in federal funding and many programs that receive less than that.  I have also linked as many items to their corresponding wikipedia entry as possible.  If you find some bad links, know of some better links, or know of links to some of the non-linked items then comment below and I will update.  Hopefully this can serve as a valuable resource and boiled down version of the 1,000+ pages of the Presidents federal budget request and the 10,000+ pages of military budget requests.

 

Total Budget

  •  Outlays*2 2.902 Trillion +4%
    • Military / Nat. Security Discretionary 717 Billion +11%
      • Global War on Terror*4 145 Billion
      • Non-Department of Defense 91 Billion
    • Social Security*3 608 Billion +4%
    • Medicare 386 Billion +5%
    • Non-Military / Nat. Security Discretionary 358 Billion -1%
    • Income Security 325 Billion +5%
    • National Debt Interest 261 Billion +9%
    • Medicaid 202 Billion +6%
    • Veterans Benefits 45 Billion +15%
    • Other 25 Billion +8%
  • Receipts 2.662 Trillion +5%
    • Income Taxes 1,247 Billion +7%
    • Social Insurance / Retirement Receipts 927 Billion +6%
    • Corporate Income Taxes 315 Billion -8%
    • Excise Taxes 68 Billion +19%
    • Misc. Receipts 51 Billion +9%
    • Customs Duties 29.2 Billion +9%
    • Estate / Gift Taxes 25 Billion +2%
  • Budget Deficit*5 239 Billion -2%

Discretionary Budget

 

  •  Executive Office of the President .340 Billion -12%
    • Unanticipated Needs*6M 1.050 Billion -54%
    • White House .195 Billion +8%
    • Office of Management and Budget .071 Billion 7%
  • Legislative Branch 4.820 Billion +16%
    • House of Representatives 1.348 Billion +14%
    • Library of Congress .978 Billion +9%
    • Senate .903 Billion +12%
    • Government Accountability Office .524 Billion +10%
  • Judicial Branch 6.720 Billion +14%
    • Court of Appeals, District Courts 6.752 Billion +8%
    • Supreme Court .079 Billion +4%
  • Department of Agriculture 20.226 Billion +3%
    • Farm Subsidies*7 15.106 Billion +3%
    • Food and Nutrition Service 5.638 Billion +2%
    • Forest Service 4.127 Billion -2%
    • Commodities*8 3.284 Billion +10%
    • Research 2.297 Billion -11%
    • Rural Development 2.050 Billion +2%
    • Marketing and Regulatory Programs 2.005 Billion +13%
    • Conservation .825 Billion -10%
  • Department of Commerce 6.467 Billion +8%
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2.844 Billion +1%
    • Patent and Trademark Office*9 1.920 Billion +8%
    • Bureau of the Census 1.230 Billion +54%
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology .644 Billion +15%
    • International Trade Administration .412 Billion +5%
    • Economic Development Administration .203 Billion -22%
  • Department of Defense 481.406 Billion +11%
    • Navy / Marines*16 119.482 / 20.029 Billion +6% / +38%
      • Personnel*16 27.293 / 12.069 Billion -1% / +9%
        • Enlisted Pay*16 15.444 / 7.184 Billion +0% / +11%
        • Officer Pay*16 6.395 / 2.111 Billion +3% / +7%
        • Reserve 1.797 Billion +2%
        • Subsistence*16 .936 Billion / .598 Billion -2% / +7%
      • Procurement 38.178 Billion +25%
        • Trident II 1.087 Billion +14%
        • Joint Strike Fighter 1.112 Billion NEW
        • Repair / Spare Parts 1.158 Billion +43%
        • EA-18G Growler 1.319 Billion +46%
        • LPD-17 San Antonio 1.398 Billion NEW
        • MH-60 Seahawk*17 1.500 Billion +3%
        • V-22 Osprey 1.959 Billion +24%
        • Virginia Class Submarine 2.498 Billion +2%
        • F/A-18E Hornet 2.545 Billion +9%
        • Carrier Replacement Program 2.848 Billion +263%
        • DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class Destroyer 2.953 Billion +15%
      • Operation & Maintenance 33.334 Billion +6%
        • Ship Operations 9.632 Billion +13%
        • Air Operations 6.373 Billion +3%
        • Base Support 5.684 Billion +6%
        • Marine Corps Operations 4.961 Billion +28%
        • Combat Support 2.736 Billion +14%
        • Weapons Support 2.013 Billion +4%
        • Reserve Operations 1.186 Billion -8%
        • Training and Advertising .405 Billion +15%
      • RDT&E 17.075 Billion +1%
        • Joint Strike Fighter 1.707 Billion -21%
        • Advanced Hawkeye .809 Billion +63%
        • Satellite Communications .737 Billion -2%
        • CH-53K Super Stallion .417 Billion +19%
        • RETRACT MAPLE*19 .346 Billion +1%
        • Defense Research Sciences .374 Billion -3%
        • EA-18G Growler .272 Billion -27%
        • Marine Corps Communications .280 Billion +20%
        • New Design SSN .223 Billlion +11%
        • Littoral Combat Ship .217 Billion -34%
        • CHALK EAGLE*19 .217 Bilion +53%
        • Advanced Nuclear Power Systems .166 Billion -4%
        • Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle .161 Billion +62%
    • Air Force 136.426 Billion +5%
      • Operations and Maintenance 41.389 Billion +5%
        • Air Operations 14.076 Billion +4%
        • Air National Guard Operations 5.041 Billion -6%
        • Mobility Operations 4.680 Billion +10%
        • Logistics Operations 3.228 Billion +8%
        • Combat Related Operations 3.194 Billion +22%
        • Reserve Operations 2.692 Billion -1%
        • Recruiting and Advertising .138 Billion +4%
      • Procurement 33.814 Billion +5%
        • [[F-22A] Raptor 3.861 Billion +75%
        • Joint Strike Fighter 1.421 Billion +40%
        • EELV 1.166 Billion +25%
        • C-130J Hercules*18 1.070 Billion +2%
        • Special Update Program*19 .532 Billion +14%
        • Global Hawk .514 Billion +20%
        • Space-Based Infrared System .479 Billion NEW
        • V22 Osprey .495 Billion +20%
        • Flares .274 Billion +69%
      • Personnel 30.723 Billion +3%
        • Enlisted Pay 14.118 Billion +4%
        • Officer Pay 8.029 Billion +2%
        • National Guard 2.642 Billion +15%
        • Reserve 1.370 Billion +3%
        • Subsistence .903 Billion -3%
      • RDT&E 26.711 Billion +9%
        • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter 1.780 Billion -16%
        • Transformational SATCOM .963 Billion +32%
        • F-22A Squadrons .743 Billion +57%
        • Advanced EHF MILSATCOM .603 Billion -4%
        • Space Based Infrared System .587 Billion -12%
        • NAVSTAR III .587 Billion +88%
        • MILSATCOM Terminals .388 Billion +44%
        • NPOESS .334 Billion -4%
        • KC-135 Tanker Replacement .314 Billion +355%
        • Global Hawk UAV .298 Billion +21%
        • Personnel Recovery Systems .290 Billion +45%
        • B-2 Spirit .244 Billion +1%
        • Polar MILSATCOM .178 Billion +408%
    • Army 129.996 Billion +16%
      • Personnel 46.192 Billion +8%
        • Enlisted Pay 19.885 Billion +8%
        • Officer Pay 9.039 Billion +6%
        • National Guard 6.006 Billion +14%
        • Reserve 4.487 Billion +30%
        • Subsistence 1.468 Billion +0%
      • Operation and Maintenance 37.717 Billion +18%
        • Operating Forces 17.413 Billion +14%
        • Administration 7.055 Billion +26%
        • National Guard 5.840 Billion +20%
        • Training  3.408 Billion +22%
        • Reserve 2.508 Billion +9%
        • Recruiting and Advertising .603 Billion +25%
      • Procurement 24.253 Billion +44%
        • Future Combat System 3.663 Billion -2%
        • Stryker 1.039 Billion +30%
        • Medium Tactical Vehicles .828 Billion +19%
        • CH-47 Chinook .770 Billion +24%
        • AH-64 Apache .711 Billion -10%
        • UH-60 Blackhawk .705 Billion -5%
        • Bullets .698 Billion +7%
        • 5.56MM Bullets .189 Billion -12%
        • Abrams Tank .641 Billion +19%
        • Humvee .596 Billion +2%
        • Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter .468 Billion +232%
        • Night Vision .508 Billion -4%
        • Mine Detection System .272 Billion +38%
      • RDT&E 10.590 Billion -3%
        • FCS Systems  & Program Management 1.589 Billion NEW
        • FCS Manned Ground Vehicles .696 Billion NEW
        • FCS Sustainment & Training R&D .678 Billion NEW
        • Aerostat Joint Project .481 Billion +98%
        • Patriot/MEADS Program  .372 Billion +14%
        • Army Test Ranges .357 Billion .357 Billion -7%
        • Non-Line of Sight Launch System .253 Billion -20%
        • Warfighter Information Network-Tactical .222 Billion +83%
        • Advanced Tank Armament System .142 Billion  NEW
        • Landmine Warfare/Barrier .142 Billion +54%
      • Defense Wide 77.345 Billion +7%
        • Defense Health Program*21 20.670 Billion -2%
        • Missile Defense Agency 8.795 Billion -6%
        • Special Operations Command 5.484 Billion +14%
        • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 3.085 Billion -1%
        • Office of the Secretary of Defense 2.088 Billion -3%
        • Defense Education Activity 1.833 Billion +6%
        • Chemical Agents & Munitions Destruction 1.455 Billion NEW
        • Defense Contract Management Agency 1.044 Billion +0%
        • Chemical and Biological Defense Program 1.021 Billion +4%
        • Joint Chiefs of Staff .597 Billion +3%
        • Former Soviet Union Threat Reduction .348 Billion -6%
  • Corps of Engineers 4.871 Billion +3%
    • Operation and Maintenance*10 2.471 Billion +25%
    • Construction*10 1.523 Billion -19%
    • Flood Control, Mississippi River and Tributaries .260 Billion -11%
  • Department of Education 55.995 Billion +0%
    • K-12 30.976 Billion +7%
      • Title I Grants to LEAs 13.910 Billion +9%
      • IDEA Part B State Grants 10.492 Billion +0%
      • Teacher Quality State Grants 2.787 Billion -3%
      • Reading First 1.136 Billion +1%
      • School Improvement Grants .500 Billion NEW
      • American Competitiveness Initiative .397 Billion NEW
      • Safe and Drug Free Schools Programs .324 Billion -38%
    • Higher Education 23.847 Billion -6%
      • Pell Grants 13.223 Billion +5%
      • Trio/GEAR UP 1.131 Billion +0%
      • Federal Work-Study .980 Billion +0%
      • SEO Grants .771 Billion Terminated
      • Historically Black Colleges .296 Billion +0%
      • Howard University .234 Billion +0%
    • Career,Technical, and Adult Education 1.998 Billion +0%
  • Department of Energy 24.260 Billion +6%
    • National Nuclear Security Administration*M 9.387 Billion +5%
    • Environmental Management 5.655 Billion -5%
    • Science 4.398 Billion +22%
    • Energy Resources 3.429 Billion +18%
    • Renewable Energy 1.236 Billion +4%
    • Nuclear Waste Disposal .495 Billion +2%
  • Environmental Protection Agency*11 7.200 Billion -4%
    • Clean and Safe Water 2.713 Billion -9%
    • Superfund 1.245 Billion +2%
    • Healthy Communities and Ecosystems 1.166 Billion -4%
    • Clean Air and Global Climate Change .907 Billion -3%
    • Compliance and Environmental Stewardship .720 Billion +1%
    • Land Preservation and Restoration .365 Billion -2%
  • Department of Health and Human Services 67.650 Billion +0%
    • National Institutes of Health 28.700 Billion +1%
      • National Cancer Institute 4.793 Billion +0%
      • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 4.592 Billion +5%
      • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 2.925 Billion +0%
      • National Institute of Mental Health 1.405 Billion +0%
    • Administration for Children and Families 12.329 Billion -10%
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5.762 Billion -1%
      • Infectious Diseases 1.752 Billion +6%
      • Terrorism Preparedness 1.504 Billion -3%
    • Health Resources and Services Administration 5.708 Billion -13%
      • HIV / AIDS 2.133 Billion +5%
      • Maternal and Child Health .693 Billion +0%
    • Indian Health Service 3.271 Billion +7%
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 3.046 Billion -5%
    • Public Health Emergency Fund 1.754 Billion +601%
    • Food and Drug Administration 1.641 Billion +10%
    • Administration on Aging 1.335 Billion -2%
  • Department of Homeland Security 34.288 Billion +7%
    • Customs and Border Protection*NS 8.791 Billion +36%
    • United States Coast Guard*NS 7.272 Billion +3%
    • Transportation Security Administration 6.399 Billion +6%
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency 5.187 Billion -14%
    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement*NS 4.781 Billion +8%
    • United States Secret Service 1.399 Billion +10%
    • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office*NS .562 Billion +17%
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development 35.201 Billion +2%
    • Tenant-based Rental Assistance 16.000 Billion +6%
    • Public Housing 6.024 Billion +4%
    • Project-based Rental Assistance 5.813 Billion +7%
    • Community Development Fund 3.037 Billion -28%
    • HOME Investment Partnerships Program 1.967 Billion +9%
    • Homeless Assistance Grants 1.586 Billion +17%
    • Housing for the Elderly .575 Billion -23%
    • Native American Housing Block Grant .627 Billion +0%
  • Department of the Interior 10.610 Billion +3%
    • National Park Service 2.365 Billion +11%
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs 2.229 Billion +0%
    • Bureau of Land Management 1.846 Billion +5%
    • Fish and Wildlife Service 1.287 Billion +1%
    • Bureau of Reclamation/CUPCA 1.001 Billion +8%
    • U.S. Geological Survey .975 Billion +1%
  • Department of Justice 20.181 Billion +4%
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation 6.431 Billion +13%
      • Counterterrorism/Counterintelligence*NS 2.313 Billion +13%
      • Criminal Enterprises and Federal Crimes 1.905 Billion +0%
      • Intelligence 1.073 Billion +2%
    • Federal Prison System 5.363 Billion +9%
    • Drug Enforcement Administration 1.803 Billion +7%
    • United States Attorneys 1.748 Billion +11%
    • Detention Trustee 1.294 Billion +17%
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 1.014 Billion +11%
    • United States Marshals Service .900 Billion +16%
    • Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force .509 Billion +5%
    • Office on Violence Against Women .370 Billion -11%
    • National Security Division*NS .078 Billion NEW
  • Department of Labor 10.569 Billion -10%
    • Career Advancement Accounts 4.933 Billion -19%
    • Unemployment Insurance Administration 2.561 Billion +2%
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics .574 Billion +7%
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration .490 Billion +4%
    • Employment Standards Administration .448 Billion +9%
    • Employee Benefits Security Administration .147 Billion +10%   
    • Bureau of International Labor Affairs .014 Billion -81%
  • Department of State 34.998 Billion +21%
    • Diplomatic and Consular Programs 4.943 Billion +11%
    • Foreign Military Financing*M 4.536 Billion +2%
      • Israel 2.400 Billion +3%
      • Egypt 1.300 Billion +0%
    • Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 4.150 Billion +224%
    • Economic Support Fund*M 3.320 Billion +27%
    • Millennium Challenge Corporation 3.000 Billion +264%
    • Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance 1.599 Billion +3%
    • Child Survival and Health 1.564 Billion +3%
    • Multilateral Development Banks 1.499 Billion +41%
    • International Peacekeeping*M 1.107 Billion +8%
    • Development Assistance 1.041 Billion -67%
    • International Narcotics and Law Enforcement .635 Billion -10%
    • USAID Operating Expenses .609 Billion -5%
    • Peace Corps .334 Billion +3%
    • International Disaster and Famine Assistance .297 Billion -15%
  • Department of Transportation 63.679 Billion +10%
    • Federal Highway Administration 37.176 Billion +18%
      • Surface Transportation Program 9.906 Billion +19%
      • National Highway System 8.237 Billion +21%
      • Interstate Maintenance 5.545 Billion +21%
      • Bridge Program 5.017 Billion +22%
    • Federal Aviation Administration 12.077 Billion -5%
      • Air Traffic Organization*9 9.308 Billion NEW
      • Safety and Operations*9 1.879 Billion NEW 
    • Federal Transit Administration 9.423 Billion +10%
      • Formula and Bus Grants 7.873 Billion +9%
    • Federal Railroad Administration 1.071 Billion -19%
      • Amtrak .800 Billion -28%
  • Department of the Treasury 12.136 Billion +6%
    • Internal Revenue Service 11.095 Billion +6%
      • Enforcement 4.925 Billion +5%
      • Operations Support 3.770 Billions +9%
      • Taxpayer Services 2.103 Billion +2%
    • Financial Management Service .235 Billion +1%
    • Bureau of the Public Debt .173 Billion -2%
    • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network .086 Billion +21%
  • Department of Veterans Affairs*M 39.418 Billion +19%
    • Medical Care 34.202 Billion +17%
      • Outpatient care 16.819 Billion +19%
      • Acute hospital care 6.858 Billion +4%
      • Nursing home care 2.590 Billion +6%
      • Psychiatric care 1.014 Billion +5%
    • Information Technology 1.859 Billion +73%
    • Veterans Benefits Administration 1.198 Billion +9%
    • Medical and Prosthetic Research .411 Billion +0%
    • National Cemetery Administration .167 Billion +7%
  • Global War on Terror*4 145.200 Billion
    • Afghanistan 19 Billion
    • Operations and Maintenance 79.187 Billion
      • Army 46.854 Billion
        • Commander’s Emergency*15 34.348 Billion
      • Air Force 10.536 Billion
        • Airlift Operations 3.629 Billion
      • Defense wide 6.098 Billion
        • Classified*17 1.971 Billion
      • Navy 5.495 Billion
        • Combat Support Forces 1.773 Billion
      • Marine Corps 4.081 Billion
        • Operation Forces 2.068 Billion
      • Afghanistan Security Forces 2.700 Billion
      • Iraq Security Forces 2.000 Billion
    • Procurement 39.956 Billion
      • Army 21.115 Billion
        • Bridge to Future Networks 2.560 Billion
      • Air Force 7.096 Billion
        • Classified17 2.945 Billion
      • Navy 3.099 Billion
        •  F/A-18E/F Hornets .713 Billion
      • Marine Corps 2.462 Billion
        • Physical Security Equipment .640 Billion
    • Personnel 17.070 Billion
      • Army 13.212 Billion
      • Marine Corps 1.617 Billion
      • Air Force 1.414 Billion
      • Navy .822 Billion
    • RDT&E 2.857 Billion
      • Classified17 1.015 Billion
    • Construction .907 Billion
      • Iraq .616 Billion
      • California .118 Billion
      • Afghanistan .103 Billion
  • Intelligence Budget*20 45 Billion
    • National Reconnaissance Office*20 9.5 Billion
    • National Security Agency*20 7.5 Billion
    • Central Intelligence Agency*20 5 Billion
    • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency*20 2 Billion
    • Defense Intelligence Agency*20 1.5 Billion
  • NASA 17.310 Billion +7%
    • Space operations 6.755 Billion +7%
    • Science 5.507 Billion +2%
    • Exploration systems 3.800 Billion +2%
    • Aeronautics .558 Billion -7%
  • National Science Foundation 5.901 Billion +3%
    • Mathematical and physical sciences 1.253 Billion +15%
    • Geosciences .792 Billion +13%
    • Engineering .683 Billion +18%
    • Biological sciences .633 Billion +10%
    • Computer science .574 Billion +15%
    • Social, behavioral and economic sciences .222 Billion +11%
    • Office of ” target=”_blank”>Cyberinfrastructure .200 Billion +57%
  • Small Business Administration .463 Billion +5%
    • Guaranteed Business Loans*14 29.900 Billion +10%
    • Salaries and Expenses .310 Billion +2%
    • Business Loans Administration .135 Billion +12%
  • Other Agencies*12 7.500 Billion +15%
    • Postal Service*13 3.722 Billion -2%
    • District of Columbia 1.226 Billion +4%
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission .909 Billion +27%
    • Securities and Exchange Commission .907 Billion +3%
    • Corporation for National and Community Service .753 Billion +27%
    • Broadcasting Board of Governors .688 Billion +4%
    • Smithsonian Institution .571 Billion +10%
    • Federal Drug Control Programs .449 Billion +2%
    • Federal Communications Commission .420 Billion +11%
    • Corporation for Public Broadcasting .350 Billion -25%
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission .328 Billion +2%
    • Affordable Housing Program .307 Billion +0%
    • National Archives and Records Administration .302 Billion +8%
    • Institute of Museum and Library Services .271 Billion +12%
    • National Labor Relations Board .256 Billion +2%
    • National Endowment for the Humanities .141 Billion +1%
    • National Endowment for the Arts .128 Billion +3%
    • Federal Trade Commission .071 Billion +26%
    • International Trade Commission .067 Billion +6%
    • Consumer Product Safety Commission .063 Billion +2%
    • Federal Election Commission .059 Billion +9%
    • United States Institute of Peace .030 Billion +11%
    • Federal Labor Relations Authority .024 Billion -8%
    • Office of Government Ethics .012 Billion +9%
  • National Debt 9.600 Trillion*22 +8%

Footnotes: NEW. New funding or a funding increase in excess of 1000%.  M. NS. Not in the Department of Defense but military or national security related.  Justifications and a full list of military and national security spending are on www.TheBudgetGraph.com. 1. The 1,075 billion includes the supplemental appropriation for the Global War on Terror which is also at the discretion of Congress. 2. Total does not add up due to the presence of undistributed offsetting receipts and payments to discretionary programs. 3. The annual Social Security surplus of 212 billion is used to subsidize the rest of the federal government making the on-budget deficit 451 billion. 4. Global War on Terror percentage data is +45% but not listed due to the variance of time in the three stages of its enactment.  The GWOT figures listed are from Presidents February 15th budget request. Afghanistan figure is from 2006 5.  Listed is the unified deficit.  The on-budget deficit which includes funds ‘borrowed’ from Social Security is 451 billion. 6. Outlays for the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund. 7. Farm subsidies are funded through Public Enterprise Funds that are collected from the public largely through food prices. 8. Expanded: Commodities and International. 9. Funded primarily through collections or fees, not income taxes. 10. Percentage change reflects a transfer or reorganization of the program(s). 11. Totals reflect the Agency wide program activity. 12. Totals do not sum due to the presence of homeland security funds, offsetting receipts and fees, and trust funds. 13. The Postal Service has a gross budget authority of 81.701 billion however 77.979 billion is funded through offsetting collections (postage), leaving a net budget authority of 3.722 billion.  The 2% reduction applies to the net budget authority. 14. Loans are credit activity and offset by collections. 15. Expanded: Commander’s Emergency Response Program (reconstruction). 16. For figures separated by a slash, the first figure is for the Navy and the second figure is for the Marine Corps. 17. Includes both the MH-60R and MH-60S. 18. Includes both the C-130 and C-130J. 19. Funding is public but program is classified. 20. Intelligence budgets are classified but were unofficially confirmed to be 44 billion in 2005.  Agency budgets are estimates from GlobalSecurity.org.  21. The Defense Health Program is an entitlement program within the discretionary DOD budget. 22. The national debt increases daily.  The 9.600 trillion is the estimated national debt on June 2, 2008, 180 days into the year.  The percentage is the change from June 2, 2007.

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