2009 United States federal budget


2009 United States federal budget

The United States federal budget for fiscal year 2009 was a spending request by President George W. Bush to fund government operations for October 2008-September 2009. Figures shown in this article do not reflect the actual appropriations by Congress for Fiscal Year 2009.

Total receipts

Estimated receipts for fiscal year 2009 are 2.7 trillion(+7.1%).
*$1.25 trillion - Individual income tax
*$949.4 billion - Social Security and other payroll taxes
*$339.2 billion - Corporate income tax
*$68.9 billion - Excise taxes
*$29.1 billion - Customs duties
*$26.3 billion - Estate and gift taxes
*$47.9 billion - Other

Total spending

The President's budget for 2009 totals $3.1 trillion. Percentages in parentheses indicate percentage change compared to 2008. This budget request is broken down by the following expenditures:
*Mandatory spending: $1.89 trillion (+6.2%)
**$644 billion - Social Security
**$408 billion - Medicare
**$224 billion - Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
**$360 billion - Unemployment/Welfare/Other mandatory spending
**$260 billion - Interest on National Debt
*Discretionary spending: $1.21 trillion (+4.9%)
**$515.4 billion - United States Department of Defense
**$145.2 billion(2008*) - Global War on Terror
**$70.4 billion - United States Department of Health and Human Services
**$59.2 billion - United States Department of Education
**$44.8 billion - United States Department of Veterans Affairs
**$38.5 billion - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
**$38.3 billion - State and Other International Programs
**$37.6 billion - United States Department of Homeland Security
**$25.0 billion - United States Department of Energy
**$20.8 billion - United States Department of Agriculture
**$20.3 billion - United States Department of Justice
**$17.6 billion - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
**$12.5 billion - United States Department of the Treasury
**$11.5 billion - United States Department of Transportation
**$10.6 billion - United States Department of the Interior
**$10.5 billion - United States Department of Labor
**$8.4 billion - Social Security Administration
**$7.1 billion - United States Environmental Protection Agency
**$6.9 billion - National Science Foundation
**$6.3 billion - Judicial branch (United States federal courts)
**$4.7 billion - Legislative branch (United States Congress)
**$4.7 billion - United States Army Corps of Engineers
**$0.4 billion - Executive Office of the President
**$0.7 billion - Small Business Administration
**$7.2 billion - Other agencies
**$39.0 billion(2008*) - Other Off-budget Discretionary SpendingThe financial cost of the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan are not part of the defense budget; they are appropriations.

Deficit

With projected receipts significantly less than projected outlays, the budget proposed by President Bush predicts a net deficit of approximately 407 billion dollars, adding to a United States governmental debt of about $9.7 trillion.

External links

* [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/browse.html "The President's Budget of the United States Government," FY 1996 -- present]
* [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy09/pdf/budget/tables.pdf "Budget of the United States Government: Browse Fiscal Year 2009" Summary Tables]
* [http://www.wallstats.com/deathandtaxes/resource/ Death and Taxes: 2009] A visual guide and infographic of the 2009 United States federal discretionary budget.


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