Where is the Money Going?

Back in 2015, the US federal government was given a budget of $3.8 trillion. Our government's spending can be broken down into three different categories. Discretionary spending, mandatory spending, and interest on debt. In 2015 the US forked out almost $230 billion in interest. The remaining $3.56 trillion was split between discretionary and mandatory spending. To see exactly what the government spent that money on, click the links below.

Discretionary Spending

Mandatory Spending

All information for this section was obtained via - https://www.nationalpriorities.org/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/spending/