This is a great graphic for representing the relative size of different areas of expenditure and the proposed changes for next year.
Not necessarily a whole lot of surprises in here, however. One of the biggest increases is for the net interest that we pay on debt (from $US 188 -> 251 billion). Spending on “international affairs” is modestly decreased, but most of that is due to a decrease in the “foreign military sales trust fund”, which is part of our military assistance to other countries.
Spending on the Peace Corps is up!
Obama’s 2011 Budget Proposal: How It’s Spent – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com.