Do you know your share of defense spending under the federal budget proposal unveiled Monday by President Barack Obama? For routine operations, the per-household cost is $2,595. Add $1,127 per household for procurement. There’s still more after that.
The figures are even bigger for Medicare and Medicaid, the biggest piece of the budget. The household cost is $9,727.
The National Park Service? It gets $25 per household. Congress? A little less than $20 per household.
You can find these figures and others in an interactive graphic, created by the New York Times, that breaks down spending in the president’s budget on an agency-by-agency basis and also shows the proposed change from the 2010 budget. You can see it here.
A similar graphic from the Washington Post tracks changes in federal spending and major sources of revenue since 1982. Check it out here.
– Jim Sweeney