Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Cliff Notes for the Budget

The White House presented its $2.57 billion budget for 2006 on Monday. It is 2,300 pages that nobody wants to read, so here is a useful summary. Below is a summary of that summary.
  • AGRICULTURE: $19.4 billion, down 9.6 percent
  • COMMERCE: $9.4 billion, up 49 percent
  • DEFENSE: $419.3 billion, up 4.5 percent
  • EDUCATION: $56 billion, down 1 percent
  • ENERGY: 23.4 billion, down 2 percent
  • HHS: $67.2 billion, down 1.2 percent
  • HOMELAND SECURITY: $34.2 billion, up 6.8 percent
  • HUD: $28.5 billion, down 11.5 percent
  • INTERIOR: $10.6 billion, down 1.1 percent
  • JUSTICE: $20.3 billion, up 1 percent
  • LABOR: $11.5 billion, down 4.4 percent
  • STATE: $32.7 billion, up 15.6 percent
  • TRANSPORTATION: $57.5 billion, down 1 percent
  • TREASURY: $11.6 billion, up 3.9 percent
  • VETERANS AFFAIRS: $33.4 billion, up 2.7 percent
  • EPA: $7.6 billion, down 5.6 percent
  • NASA: $16.5 billion, down 5.6 percent