Obama's 2012 Budget Visualised: Defence Loses, Education Wins

Compared to the 2010 and 2011 editions, the 2012 edition of the Death and Taxes poster shows some surprises. The first one: military spending is down all across the board while education, transportation and renewable energy win.

Other losers include NASA (sadly), the Justice Department, the Department of Health and Homeland Security. Even while reduced, however, the Department of Defense's budget dominates the picture.

The most interesting part, however, is the comparison of all this spending to things like the world's video game market, Bill Gates' net worth, the total cost to eradicate world hunger or China's military budget — which is still a lot less than the United States.

Oh, and see that big slice on the bottom? That's just a tiny part of our overwhelming national debt. Scary.

You can zoom and pan below (make sure to see it at full screen). Or you can buy the poster through Amazon. [Death and Taxes 2012]

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