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.