|One Hundred Dollars|
|$100 - Most counterfeited money denomination in the world.
Keeps the world moving.
|Ten Thousand Dollars|
|$10,000 - Enough for a great vacation or to buy a used car.
Approximately one year of work for the average human on earth.
|One Million Dollars|
|$1,000,000 - Not as big of a pile as you thought, huh?
Still, this is 92 years of work for the average human on earth.
US Government burns through $1 Million every ~8 seconds.
|One Hundred Million Dollars|
|$100,000,000 - Plenty to go around for everyone.
$100M Fits nicely on an ISO / Military standard sized pallet.
The couch is made from $46.7 million of crispy $100 bills.
|$100 Million buys +500x homes @ U.S. average price of $190,000.|
To have a better understanding of the scale of US Federal budget, lets put it in relative terms & see how many average homes $100 million buys.
|$100 Million buys +500x homes|
500 homes is the size of a small town. If you look carefully, next to the garage you can see $100 million pallet that would make this possible.
|$100 Million Dollars = 1 year of work for 3500 average Americans|
|It takes 3500 Americans 1 year of work to make $100 Million dollars. The 155 million Americans who worked with earnings in 2005 on average made $28,567 / year.
In front of the 3500 people is the $100 Million pallet that they all have to work for 1 year to earn.
Look carefully to see a stack of $1 Million and the 35 average Americans required to earn that $1 Million in 1 year.
|One Billion Dollars|
|$1,000,000,000 - You will need some help when robbing the bank.
Interesting fact: $1 million dollars weighs 10kg exactly.
You are looking at 10 tons of money on those pallets.
The US Federal Government spends $1 Billion in roughly ~2.5 hours.
|Adminstrative - Budget Breakdown|
|General Services||$14.7 Billion|
|Executive & Legislative
|US Budget - Administrative - $33.6 Billion|
US Government Administrative costs are classified as "General Government" spending.
The list of sub-categories of administrative costs is very long. This is the cost of bureaucracy. See the entire list @ USGovernmentSpending.com.
We gave the bureaucrats 2x giant conference desks and plenty of filing cabinets so they can 'file away' some of that 'paper work' that's laying around.
|Protection - Budget Breakdown|
|Police Services||$32.1 Billion|
|Law Courts||$21.6 Billion|
|US Budget - Protection - $62 Billion|
US Government Protection costs are legal expenses,
|Transportation - Budget Breakdown|
|Ground Transportation||$65.3 Billion|
|Air Transportation||$25.9 Billion|
|Water Transportation||$10.5 Billion|
|Other Transportation||$0.8 Billion|
|US Budget - Transportation - $102.6 Billion|
US Government Transportation costs fund government grants, federal aid for highways, disaster assistance, aviation security, retired pay.
|Education - Budget Breakdown|
|Other Education||$52.1 Billion|
|Higher Education (Tertiary)||$13.2 Billion|
|US Budget - Education - $153.1 Billion|
About half of US Government Education money goes to fund Elementary and secondary education.
|US Budget - 'Other Spending' - $199.6 Billion|
This is a whole bunch of random US Federal Government expenditures that don't fit in any other category.
|Interest - Budget Breakdown|
|Interest Paid||$450.3 Billion|
|Interest Received||-$225.6 Billion|
|TOTAL INTEREST||$224.8 Billion|
|US Budget - Interest - $224.8 Billion|
US Government in 2012 will spend about $450.3 Billion on interest on treasury debt securities (Government IOU's). It also receives $225.6 Billion in interest for its investments, leaving the Government with a balance of $224.8 billion to pay out.
|Welfare - Budget Breakdown|
|Social Exclusions||$161.6 Billion|
|Food Stamps||$113.5 Billion|
|Workers Compensation||$8.3 Billion|
|US Budget - Welfare - $451.9 Billion|
US Government spends a significant portion of its budget on welfare. Obama has been dubbed the "food stamp president" since a record number of people are now on Food Stamps. Welfare programs and food stamps are necessary for the government in order to suppress social unrest during hard economic times.
|Pensions - Budget Breakdown|
|Social Security||$778.6 Billion|
|Federal Employee Retirement & Disability||$41.1 Billion|
|US Budget - Pensions - $819.7 Billion|
US Government will spend $819.7 Billion on pensions. It is a huge part of the US Federal Budget and growing at an astonishing pace. Baby boomers, who are born in the 1950's & 1960's are set to retire soon and the government has no clear budget solution in sight to fix the hole in Social Security.
|Health Care - Budget Breakdown|
|Medical Service (Seniors)||$484.5 Billion|
|Welfare (Vendor Payments)||$323.9 Billion|
|R&D Health||$33.0 Billion|
|Public Health Services||$4.7 Billion|
|US Budget - Health Care - $846.1 Billion|
US Government is subsidizing the Health Care industry heavily. A large chunk of the money goes to prescription pills.
|Defense - Budget Breakdown|
|Military Defense (Attack)||$716.3 Billion|
|Foreign Economic Aid||$43.8 Billion|
|Foreign Military Aid||$12.5 Billion|
|US Budget - Defense - $819.7 Billion|
Consisting of the largest chunk of the US Federal Government budget, for most Republicans and Democrats in office, the Defense budget is off the table.
|US Budget - Total Spending - $3,795.6 Billion|
The public servants in Washington are responsible to manage huge sums of the American people's hard earned tax dollars, and also the money they get by borrowing, including from the Federal Reserve, who bought a MASSIVE 61% of US debt that was issued in 2011.
|US Budget - Total Spending - $3,795.6 Billion - v2|
A more cohesive and objective way to look at United States of America's Federal Government Budget.
|Defense (Attack)||$902.2 Billion|
|Health Care||$846.1 Billion|
|Other Spending||$199.6 Billion|
|General Government||$33.6 Billion|