Taxpayers in the US and Department of Defense in FY2014

If you’ve generated a personalized tax receipt, you know how your tax dollars were spent. But what if you could choose to allocate your tax dollars differently, in a way that reflects your personal budget priorities? In three easy steps, estimate how much your state, city, congressional district, or county paid towards federal programs, choose what you would provide instead, and share your plan.

1 - Choose your state, city, congressional district, or county and a program.

Hint: Start by choosing your state. More Help

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2 - Reallocate the tax dollars to reflect your own priorities. Add a trade-off to get started.

Hint: Click the orange button. More Help

Trade-Off How Many Years Cost  

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3 - Share your ideas and learn more.

✚ Share your trade-offs plan


A Note About Our Numbers

We generate trade-offs using enacted budget numbers for projected fiscal year 2014 as published by the White House Office of Management and Budget and costs published by various federal agencies. The localized numbers are calculated using our best approximation of individual income taxes paid by geographic area. These numbers are estimates only. For a full explanation of our sources and methodology, see the notes and sources page.

Why are these numbers different from the numbers in our Cost of National Security counters?

The numbers in Trade-Offs are projected total costs for a federal program in a given year. The numbers in the Cost of National Security counters are changing in real time to show how much has been spent on a program this year to date.


Version: 041713
Updated program values. Added medicaid program.