Federal Balancing Act:
An Interactive Budget Simulation

2018 Budget: You are balanced.

2018 Budget: You are in deficit.

2018 Budget: You have a surplus.

Long-Term Outlook

0.0%
Towards Budget Sustainability

Spending

Health Care

: 1167742000000
Medicare: 590271000000.00
134.00
Monthly Premium for Medicare  
590271000000.00
0
590271000000.00
Phased-In Cost Containment  
Choose one:
No additional cost control
Moderate cost control
Aggresive cost control
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Federal Share of Medicaid: 407984000000.00 64%  
407984000000.00
0
407984000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Other Health Services: 63895000000.00  
63895000000.00
0
63895000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Affordable Care Act Subsidies: 61223000000.00  
61223000000.00
0
61223000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Health Research and Training: 33401000000.00  
33401000000.00
0
33401000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Children's Health Insurance Program: 10968000000.00  
10968000000.00
0
10968000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Social Security

: 995038000000
Average Retirement Benefit: 846606000000.00
1380
Average Monthly Retirement Benefit  
846606000000.00
0
846606000000.00
Full Retirement Age  
Choose one:
Leave at current law (67)
Increase to 68
Increase to 69
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Average Disability Benefit: 148432000000.00
1185
Average Monthly Disability Benefit  
148432000000.00
0
148432000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Defense

: 603174000000
Operation and Maintenance: 248767000000.00  
248767000000.00
0
248767000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Military Personnel: 145520000000.00  
145520000000.00
0
145520000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Weapons and Equipment: 112393000000.00  
112393000000.00
0
112393000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Research and Development: 69933000000.00  
69933000000.00
0
69933000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Nuclear Weapons and Atomic Energy Defense: 20287000000.00  
20287000000.00
0
20287000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Other Defense Related Activities: 6274000000.00  
6274000000.00
0
6274000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Interest

: 295408000000
Interest on the Debt: 295408000000.00  
295408000000.00
0
295408000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Economic Security

: 272662000000
Food and Nutrition Assistance: 100568000000.00  
100568000000.00
0
100568000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Supplemental Security Income: 52020000000.00  
52020000000.00
0
52020000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Housing Assistance: 48026000000.00  
48026000000.00
0
48026000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Unemployment Insurance: 34475000000.00  
34475000000.00
0
34475000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Other Economic Security: 21576000000.00  
21576000000.00
0
21576000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: 15997000000.00  
15997000000.00
0
15997000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

General Government

: 230317000000
Federal Employee Retiree/Disability: 141773000000.00  
141773000000.00
0
141773000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Legal, Judicial, and Correctional System: 31839000000.00  
31839000000.00
0
31839000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Border Security and Domestic Law Enforcement: 31233000000.00  
31233000000.00
0
31233000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Other Government (Fixed): 21430000000.00  
21430000000.00
0
21430000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Congress: 4042000000.00  
4042000000.00
0
4042000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Veteran's Benefits and Services

: 177381000000
Income Security for Veterans: 82413000000.00  
82413000000.00
0
82413000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Veteran's Health Care: 70341000000.00  
70341000000.00
0
70341000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Other Support Services: 24627000000.00  
24627000000.00
0
24627000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Infrastructure and Development

: 146352000000
Highways, Railroads, Other Surface Transportation: 61848000000.00  
61848000000.00
0
61848000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Water and Air Transportation: 32157000000.00  
32157000000.00
0
32157000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

NASA and Other Scientific Research: 31556000000.00  
31556000000.00
0
31556000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Community and Regional Development: 20791000000.00  
20791000000.00
0
20791000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Education

: 102570000000
K-12 and Vocational Education: 40780000000.00  
40780000000.00
0
40780000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Higher Education: 29379000000.00  
29379000000.00
0
29379000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Arts, Museums, and Other Social Services: 19504000000.00  
19504000000.00
0
19504000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Job Training, Research, and Other Labor Services: 12907000000.00  
12907000000.00
0
12907000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Natural Resources

: 69048000000
National Parks and Natural Resources: 34550000000.00  
34550000000.00
0
34550000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Farm Assistance and Agricultural Programs: 22913000000.00  
22913000000.00
0
22913000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Environmental Protection Agency: 8817000000.00  
8817000000.00
0
8817000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Energy: 2768000000.00  
2768000000.00
0
2768000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

International Affairs

: 52363000000
International Development/Humanitarian Assistance: 27132000000.00  
27132000000.00
0
27132000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Embassies and Other Foreign Affairs: 12851000000.00  
12851000000.00
0
12851000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Foreign Military Aid: 12380000000.00  
12380000000.00
0
12380000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Reset all to start over

Where the Money Goes...

Where The Money Comes From...

Individual Income Tax

: 1694161000000.00
Top 1 Percent:
26.0% rate  
738654196000.00
0
738654196000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

High Income:
12.1% rate  
687829366000.00
0
687829366000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Upper-Middle Income:
6.9% rate  
228711735000.00
0
228711735000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Middle Income:
3.9% rate  
91484694000.00
0
91484694000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Lower-Middle Income:
-1.2% rate  
-16941610000.00
0
-16941610000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Low Income:
-5.0% rate  
-35577381000.00
0
-35577381000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Payroll Taxes

: 1180451000000.00
Social Security Payroll Tax:
6.2% rate  
870119000000.00
0
870119000000.00
Taxable Maximum  


Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Medicare Payroll Tax:
1.45% rate  
267230000000.00
0
267230000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Unemployment Insurance Tax:
6.0% rate  
43100000000.00
0
43100000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Corporate Income Tax

: 339657000000.00
Corporate Income Tax:
20.0% rate  
339657000000.00
0
339657000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Other Revenues

: 227405000000.00
Gas Tax (cents per gallon): 18.4 cents per gallon  
39982000000.00
0
39982000000.00
Index to Inflation?


Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Customs Duties  
36307000000.00
0
36307000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes  
24156000000.00
0
24156000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Estate and Gift Taxes  
22949000000.00
0
22949000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!

Other Revenues  
104011000000.00
0
104011000000.00
Add comment

Comment successfully added!