This calculator allows users to place specific tax or spending numbers in the context of the total U.S. budget. It converts dollar amounts into either dollars per capita, that is per U.S. citizen, or into a percentage of total revenues, total discretionary spending, or the total budget (including nondiscretionary spending). It also provides a visual comparison showing the size of the specific spending or revenue item relative to projected defense spending over the time period in question.

I am looking at a tax or spending item I wish to see expressed per-capita or as a percent


The dollar amount is $ over starting in .


Designed by David Rosnick, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Modified 31 January 2007 based on CBO budget projections of August 2006