Federal Balancing Act:
An Interactive Budget Simulation

2016 Budget: You are balanced.

2016 Budget: You are in deficit.

2016 Budget: You have a surplus.

Long-Term Outlook

0.0%
Towards Budget Sustainability

Spending

Health Care

: 1144874000000
Medicare: 591046000000.00
121.80
Monthly Premium for Medicare  
591046000000.00
0
591046000000.00
Phased-In Cost Containment  
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No additional cost control
Moderate cost control
Aggresive cost control
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Federal Portion of Medicaid: 380605000000.00 64%  
380605000000.00
0
380605000000.00
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Public Health Programs: 72155000000.00  
72155000000.00
0
72155000000.00
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Affordable Care Act Subsidies: 55709000000.00  
55709000000.00
0
55709000000.00
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Health Research and Training: 32765000000.00  
32765000000.00
0
32765000000.00
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Children's Health Insurance Program: 12594000000.00  
12594000000.00
0
12594000000.00
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Social Security

: 909835000000
Retirement Benefits: 765935000000.00
1335
Average Monthly Retirement Benefit  
765935000000.00
0
765935000000.00
Full Retirement Age  
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Leave at current law (67)
Increase to 68
Increase to 69
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Disability Benefits: 143900000000.00
1165
Average Monthly Disability Benefit  
143900000000.00
0
143900000000.00
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Defense

: 604452000000
Operation and Maintenance: 248219000000.00  
248219000000.00
0
248219000000.00
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Personnel: 147776000000.00  
147776000000.00
0
147776000000.00
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Hardware and Major Purchases: 103613000000.00  
103613000000.00
0
103613000000.00
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Research and Development: 65195000000.00  
65195000000.00
0
65195000000.00
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Intelligence and Support Activities: 20437000000.00  
20437000000.00
0
20437000000.00
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Nuclear Defense: 19212000000.00  
19212000000.00
0
19212000000.00
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Economic Security

: 296062000000
Food and Nutrition Assistance: 107876000000.00  
107876000000.00
0
107876000000.00
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Supplemental Security Income: 57426000000.00  
57426000000.00
0
57426000000.00
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Housing Assistance: 49747000000.00  
49747000000.00
0
49747000000.00
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Unemployment Insurance: 35962000000.00  
35962000000.00
0
35962000000.00
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Other Economic Security: 24491000000.00  
24491000000.00
0
24491000000.00
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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: 20560000000.00  
20560000000.00
0
20560000000.00
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Interest

: 240003000000
Interest on the Debt: 240003000000.00  
240003000000.00
0
240003000000.00
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General Government

: 234051000000
Federal Retiree/Disability: 145173000000.00  
145173000000.00
0
145173000000.00
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Legal, Judicial, and Correctional System: 33704000000.00  
33704000000.00
0
33704000000.00
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Border Security and Domestic Law Enforcement: 30711000000.00  
30711000000.00
0
30711000000.00
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Basic Government Operations: 20358000000.00  
20358000000.00
0
20358000000.00
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Congress: 4105000000.00  
4105000000.00
0
4105000000.00
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Veterans Benefits

: 178173000000
Economic Security for Veterans: 87672000000.00  
87672000000.00
0
87672000000.00
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Veterans Health Care: 67733000000.00  
67733000000.00
0
67733000000.00
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Other Veterans Support Services: 22768000000.00  
22768000000.00
0
22768000000.00
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Infrastructure and Development

: 151016000000
Highways, Railroads, Other Surface Transportation: 60254000000.00  
60254000000.00
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Water and Air Transportation: 32107000000.00  
32107000000.00
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NASA and Other Scientific Research: 30803000000.00  
30803000000.00
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Community and Regional Development: 27852000000.00  
27852000000.00
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27852000000.00
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Education

: 113932000000
K-12 and Vocational Education: 41766000000.00  
41766000000.00
0
41766000000.00
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Higher Education: 38847000000.00  
38847000000.00
0
38847000000.00
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The Arts, Museums, and Public Broadcasting: 20128000000.00  
20128000000.00
0
20128000000.00
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Job Training and Other Labor Services: 13191000000.00  
13191000000.00
0
13191000000.00
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Natural Resources

: 75612000000
National Parks and Natural Resources: 34240000000.00  
34240000000.00
0
34240000000.00
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Farm Assistance and Agricultural Programs: 25574000000.00  
25574000000.00
0
25574000000.00
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Environmental Protection Agency: 8340000000.00  
8340000000.00
0
8340000000.00
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Energy: 7458000000.00  
7458000000.00
0
7458000000.00
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International Affairs

: 46443000000
Humanitarian Assistance: 25644000000.00  
25644000000.00
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25644000000.00
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Foreign Military Aid: 13161000000.00  
13161000000.00
0
13161000000.00
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Embassies and Other Foreign Affairs: 7638000000.00  
7638000000.00
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7638000000.00
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Where the Money Goes...

Where The Money Comes From...

Individual Income Tax

: 1534888444510.00
Top 1 Percent:
25.2% rate  
666489978400.00
0
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High Income:
10.5% rate  
654630909200.00
0
654630909200.00
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Upper-Middle Income:
6.2% rate  
198863510800.00
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198863510800.00
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Middle Income:
3.3% rate  
71531618300.00
0
71531618300.00
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Lower-Middle Income:
-1.8% rate  
-23364221000.00
0
-23364221000.00
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Low Income:
-5.0% rate  
-33263351190.00
0
-33263351190.00
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Payroll Taxes

: 1090907000000.00
Social Security Payroll Tax:
6.2% rate  
795692000000.00
0
795692000000.00
Taxable Maximum  


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Medicare Payroll Tax:
1.45% rate  
247802000000.00
0
247802000000.00
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Unemployment Insurance Tax:
6.0% rate  
47413000000.00
0
47413000000.00
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Corporate Income Tax

: 326639000000.00
Corporate Income Tax:
20.0% rate  
326639000000.00
0
326639000000.00
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Other Revenues

: 214306000000.00
Motor Fuels Tax: 18.4 cents per gallon  
38149000000.00
0
38149000000.00
Index to Inflation?


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Customs Duties  
36117000000.00
0
36117000000.00
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Tobacco and Alcohol Taxes  
24093000000.00
0
24093000000.00
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Estate and Gift Taxes  
20360000000.00
0
20360000000.00
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Other Taxes and Fees  
95587000000.00
0
95587000000.00
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