Friday, January 23, 2009

Death and Taxes 2009


This poster shows where all our tax dollars are going. It is really, really cool and so is the website. It's an easy way to find out that for example, funding for career and technical education was down 30% last year.

2 comments:

Louis said...

Excellent reference Anya. I love that graph both from an informational perspective as well as a technical implementation perspective.

Benjamin Oravetz said...

Notice how about 1/3 third of the budget goes to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That's over 1 trillion.

I seriously doubt that will be there when I retire. So I'm not counting on the government anymore for anything, including national security, especially considering the fiasco that was last year in the financial markets and their idiotic response to it.

The baby boom generation has, by and large, devoured their wealth and, through deficit spending and consumer debt, ours as well. We will have to rebuild a new country ourselves from the ashes.