Politics Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In  

Anna Lindwasser
1.4k votes 225 voters 1.1k views 15 items

List Rules Vote up the departments that need a boost in cash like Donald Trump needs a boost in approval ratings.

Donald Trump, a president with dubious leadership skills, promised to dramatically increase defense-related spending by $54 billion while cutting departmental spending to other federal agencies by large amounts. While some are in favor of this budget revision, others find it terrifyingly misguided, believing funds are best spent in other aspects of US infrastructure. Where do you think the US government should focus its departmental spending? When it comes to determining which departments need more money, you must factor in the various issues that face the country and the agencies capable of rectifying them. Considering the United States' high debt, the government budget doesn't give you much to work with.

Perhaps the Department of Education, so overworked and underpaid teachers don't have to pay for pencils and notebooks out of their own pockets. Or maybe the Department of Veteran's Affairs, so the soldiers sent off on that $54 billion are ensured PTSD treatment when they return. Is the US ignoring the Department of Agriculture at its own peril? Let Donald Trump know your feelings on the government, budget because if this goes viral on Twitter, he will see it, and maybe even tweet about it instead of doing, you know, his job. Sad!

list ordered by

1
123 27
Department Of Education is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Education

Budget: $69.4 billion

2
105 21
Department Of Veteran's Af... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Veteran's Affairs

Budget: $180 billion

3
95 28
Department Of Health And Human... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Health And Human Services

Budget: $1 trillion 

4
75 29
Department Of Agriculture is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Agriculture

Budget: $24.6 billion

5
48 30
Department Of Labor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Labor

Budget: $12.8 billion

6
60 42
Department Of Energy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Energy

Budget: $29.6 billion

7
43 36
Department Of The Interior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of The Interior

Budget: $13.4 billion

8
38 32
Department Of Justice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Justice

Budget: $29 billion

9
41 38
Department Of Transportation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Transportation

Budget: $98.1 billion

10
43 42
Department Of Housing And Urba... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Budget: $48.9 billion

11
39 39
Department Of Commerce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Commerce

Budget: $9.75 billion

12
48 59
Department Of Homeland Securit... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Homeland Security

Budget: $40.6 billion

13
39 60
Department Of Defense is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of Defense

Budget: $582 billion

14
22 41
Department Of State is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of State

Budget: $50.1 billion

15
13 50
Department Of The Treasury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Government Departments You Want To See More Spending In
Department Of The Treasury

Budget: $15.6 billion