United States Government Spending
FY 2012 in $ billion
Fed
Gov.
Xfer
State
Local
Total
Pensions 805.6 0.0 190.3 42.9 1,038.8 
Health Care 866.1 -269.4 488.2 139.4 1,224.4 
Education 121.1 -63.4 271.5 609.1 938.4 
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Defense 925.2 0.0 0.8 0.0 926.0 
Welfare 431.5 -115.3 169.9 88.8 574.9 
Protection 58.7 -7.2 88.9 179.8 320.2 
Transportation 104.9 -60.7 114.0 133.7 291.8 
Transport 104.9 -47.8 101.0 84.4 242.5 
[–] Ground transportation (401) 71.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 71.7 
— Payment to FRA for AMTRAK Debt Restructuring0.2 0.2
— Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Program, Do-0.1 -0.1
— Delta between the FY11 Annualized CR and the FY11 Request-0.3 -0.3
— Emergency Relief Program1.0 1.0
— Highway Infrastructure Investment, Recovery Act3.0 3.0
— Highway Infrastructure Programs0.2 0.2
— Federal-aid Highways39.0 39.0
— Federal-aid Highways0.4 0.4
— Federal-aid Highways0.6 0.6
— Miscellaneous Appropriations [Federal Highway Administration]0.1 0.1
— Motor Carrier Safety Grants0.3 0.3
— Motor Carrier Safety Grants0.3 0.3
— Motor Carrier Safety Operations and Programs0.2 0.2
— Motor Carrier Safety Operations and Programs0.3 0.3
— Operations and Research0.1 0.1
— Operations and Research (Transportation Trust Fund)0.1 0.1
— Highway Traffic Safety Grants0.5 0.5
— Highway Traffic Safety Grants0.7 0.7
— Operating Subsidy Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corp0.5 0.5
— Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passeng1.0 1.0
— Safety and Operations0.3 0.3
— Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity P0.5 0.5
— Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity P0.1 0.1
— Network Development0.6 0.6
— National Infrastructure Bank0.5 0.5
— Transit Capital Assistance, Recovery Act1.0 1.0
— Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment, Recovery Act0.1 0.1
— Administrative Expenses0.1 0.1
— Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority0.1 0.1
— Formula Grants0.2 0.2
— Capital Investment Grants2.4 2.4
— Research and University Research Centers0.1 0.1
— Research and University Research Centers0.1 0.1
— Transit Formula Grants8.2 8.2
— Transit Formula Grants9.5 9.5
— Operations and Safety0.1 0.1
— Bus and Rail State of Good Repair1.6 1.6
— Supp Disc Grants for Natl Surface Transport System, Recovery Act0.6 0.6
— Delta between the FY11 Annualized CR and the FY11 Request0.1 0.1
— Surface Transportation Security0.1 0.1
[+] Air transportation (402) 23.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.0 
[+] Water transportation (403) 9.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 
[+] Other transportation (407) 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 
 –Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation (B01) 0.0 -3.0 0.0 0.0 -3.0 
 –Federal Intergovernmental - Highways (B46) 0.0 -44.8 0.0 0.0 -44.8 
 –Air Transportation (airports) (S01) 0.0 0.0 1.9 19.6 21.5 
 –Highways (S44) 0.0 0.0 97.5 61.1 158.6 
 –Sea and inland port facilities (S87) 0.0 0.0 1.6 3.7 5.3 
Transit 0.0 -13.0 13.0 49.3 49.3 
General Government 32.6 -4.1 29.9 50.9 109.3 
Other Spending 141.5 -24.6 88.4 340.9 546.2 
Interest 241.6 0.0 47.3 61.8 350.7 
Balance 0.0 0.0 10.9 0.0 10.9 
Total Spending 3,728.7 -544.6 1,500.1 1,647.4 6,331.7 
Federal Deficit 1,101.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,101.2 
Gross Public Debt 16,654.3 0.0 1,145.6 1,796.7 19,596.6 
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