You paid your taxes, the government got your pesos, and here’s where the President wants to spend them in 2011. Death and Taxes keeps being my favourite chart every year. Guess who gets the biggest cake piece (again).
The poster shows the spending of each department graphically: The bigger the circle, the larger the share of the total budget. It contains almost every program that at least gets 200 million dollars every year in the Federal discretionary budget. That’s over 500 programs and departments. The 2011 budget – which is President Obama’s second – still has to be debated, amended and approved by Congress.
The winner this year is, once again, the war machine. $US713 billion, a 2 per cent increase from last year, and a 91 per cent increase from 10 years ago.
Looking at where your money is going on your wall will cost you an extra $US24 dollars (there’s a discount code for Gizmodo readers: BOGO). [Death And Taxes]