Jess Bachman, who did some of the fantastic charts and graphics in Bailout Nation, is out with his annual look at the Federal Budget:
“Death and Taxes” is a large representational graph and poster of the federal budget. It contains over 500 programs and departments and almost every program that receives over 200 million dollars annually. The data is straight from the president’s 2009 budget request and will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress to begin the fiscal year. All of the item circles are proportional in size to their spending totals and the percentage change from 2008 is included to spot trends and disproportion.
This one is a humdinger:
Courtesy of Jess Bachman, Wall Stats
Jess has offered TBP readers a discount: Enter the code “BigPicture” during checkout and you will get 50% off 2 or more posters.
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