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 -269.4 476.5 138.0 1,211.3 
Education 121.1 -68.1 271.5 609.1 933.6 
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Defense 925.2 0.0 0.8 0.0 926.0 
Welfare 431.5 -108.0 192.5 90.2 606.2 
Protection 58.7 -5.2 88.9 179.8 322.2 
Transportation 104.9 -60.6 114.0 133.7 291.9 
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
— Delta between the FY11 Annualized CR and the FY11 Request-0.3 -0.3
— Emergency Relief Program0.4 0.4
— Highway Infrastructure Investment, Recovery Act4.1 4.1
— Highway Infrastructure Programs0.4 0.4
— Federal-aid Highways0.1 0.1
— Federal-aid Highways43.2 43.2
— Federal-aid Highways0.3 0.3
— Miscellaneous Appropriations [Federal Highway Administration]0.2 0.2
— Miscellaneous Trust Funds [Federal Highway Administration]0.1 0.1
— Motor Carrier Safety Grants0.3 0.3
— Motor Carrier Safety Operations and Programs0.3 0.3
— Operations and Research (Transportation Trust Fund)0.2 0.2
— Highway Traffic Safety Grants0.7 0.7
— Safety and Operations0.2 0.2
— Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program0.1 0.1
— Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity P1.0 1.0
— Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity P0.1 0.1
— Network Development0.6 0.6
— System Preservation2.3 2.3
— National Infrastructure Bank0.5 0.5
— Transit Capital Assistance, Recovery Act1.2 1.2
— Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment, Recovery Act0.1 0.1
— Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority0.2 0.2
— Formula Grants0.3 0.3
— Capital Investment Grants0.7 0.7
— Capital Investment Grants1.3 1.3
— Research and University Research Centers0.1 0.1
— Transit Formula Grants9.5 9.5
— Operations and Safety0.1 0.1
— Transit Expansion and Livable Communities Programs0.3 0.3
— Bus and Rail State of Good Repair1.6 1.6
— Supp Disc Grants for Natl Surface Transport System, Recovery Act0.4 0.4
— National Infrastructure Investments0.4 0.4
— 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 
 –Current Operations - Air Transportation (E01) 0.0 0.0 1.1 10.9 12.0 
 –Current Operations - Regular Highways (E44) 0.0 0.0 26.7 36.2 62.9 
 –Current Operations - Toll Highways (E45) 0.0 0.0 3.5 1.6 5.1 
 –Current Operations - Sea and Inland Port Facilities (E87) 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 
 –Construction - Air Transportation (F01) 0.0 0.0 0.7 7.9 8.7 
 –Construction - Regular Highways (F44) 0.0 0.0 56.8 19.5 76.3 
 –Construction - Toll Highways (F45) 0.0 0.0 6.1 0.9 7.0 
 –Construction - Sea and Inland Port Facilities (F87) 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.6 2.0 
 –Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation (G01) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.9 
 –Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways (G44) 0.0 0.0 4.2 2.8 7.1 
 –Other Capital Outlay - Toll Highways (G45) 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 
 –Other Capital Outlay - Sea and Inland Port Facilities (G87) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 
Transit 0.0 -12.8 13.0 49.3 49.4 
General Government 32.6 -4.1 32.6 50.9 112.0 
Other Spending 141.5 -24.6 93.6 340.9 551.5 
Interest 241.6 0.0 47.3 61.8 350.7 
Balance 0.0 0.0 -8.0 0.0 -8.0 
Total Spending 3,728.7 -540.0 1,500.1 1,647.4 6,336.3 
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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