President's Budget 2012: Values By The Numbers

Feb. 18, 2011 - Notes and Sources

For the most up-to-date information, see NPP's analyis of President Obama's proposed FY 2015 federal budget here.

National Priorities Project offers four detailed analyses of President Obama’s $3.7 trillion budget for Fiscal Year 2012 focused on: expenditures, revenue and deficits, the impact of federal spending on the states and a detailed FY2012 budget overview with a selection of actual and projected revenue and spending charts.

FY2012 Spending in Historical Perspective

What’s inside?

  • Bar Chart – breaks out FY2000 to FY2012 federal revenue and borrowing
  • Pie Chart – details projected FY2012 revenues by source

Revenues and Deficits

What’s inside?

  • Fully Downloadable Table – presents state-level funding for thirty-three federal programs, including Medicaid, SNAP, CHIP, LIHEAP and public housing
  • View by state or program
  • Compares FY2010 actual spending and FY2012 proposed spending
  • Click on the program to find out more about what it funds

The President's Budget Unveiled

What’s inside?

  • Analysis – a complete overview of President Obama’s proposed budget highlighting salient points and offering key questions to consider 
  • Revenue and Spending Charts – a selection of actual and projected revenue and spending information in easy-to-understand chart formats

Federal Aid to States (Selected Programs)

What’s inside?

  • Fully Downloadable Table – presents state-level funding for thirty-three federal programs, including Medicaid, SNAP, CHIP, LIHEAP and public housing
  • View by state or program
  • Compares FY2010 actual spending and FY2012 proposed spending
  • Click on the program to find out more about what it funds

Defining the FY2012 Budget Debate

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s “Path for Prosperity” and the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s (CPC) “People’s Budget” are more than competing budget proposals. They are also very different visions for our nation. President Obama must navigate along this continuum during future negotiations with Congress over the FY2012 budget.