New Infographics About the Federal Budget

April 17, 2012

How much did the federal government collect in individual income taxes in fiscal year 2011? How much did it spend on health care programs or on defense? To provide ready answers to those questions, CBO has prepared three infographics examining the following components of the federal budget:

These infographics provide a more detailed look at the material presented in CBO's infographic on the federal budget—released last December—which provided an overview of some key elements of the budget and a visual history of the budget deficit and federal debt over the past 40 years.

Today's releases are the latest installments in CBO's effort to make budgetary information more accessible. Over the last several months, CBO has published:

Jonathan Schwabish of CBO's Health and Human Resources Division and Courtney Griffith of
CBO's communications team prepared today's infographics.