The latest version of Jess Bachman’s Death and Taxes is out for 2011. It’s even got it’s own domain: deathandtaxesposter.com.
Lots of cool stuff in here. First its Obama’s second official budget, but really it’s much more indicative of his process as the first budget was due less than two weeks into office. Also, the 2011 version not only has the percentage change from last year (2010), but it also has the change from a decade ago (2001). That is pre-9/11 spending levels and its a fascinating data set. The discretionary budget grew by 80%! That’s a lot of extra stuff from 10 years ago. I am sure you can guess where the growth was (hint: it wasn’t the National Park Service).
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