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Death and Taxes: 2007 by mibi Death and Taxes: 2007 by mibi
:pointr:Full view is absolutely necessary!:pointl:

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred::spotlight-left:Finally! Death and Taxes: 2007 is released! :spotlight-right::bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

What started on DeviantART 2 years ago has turned into a monolith of data. I hope you can put it to good use.

This is the federal discretionary budget. Your federal income taxes at work. You paid for part of everything in this graph whether you like it or not.

Tips on reading this graph
:bulletblue: The file is 2 megs so it might be slow loading. Another viewer is here [link]
:bulletblue: Read the center circle first.
:bulletblue: The graph is split into military funding on the right side and non-military funding on the left side, unless otherwise noted
:bulletblue: The departments on the left side are in loose clockwise alphabetical order, e.g. Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy...etc.
:bulletblue: Don't forget about the national debt! Its the circle so big it doesn't even fit in the box.

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and don't forget to check out the website... www.TheBudgetGraph.com

also, for those who are interested in Social security, Medicare, Unemployment, and all that other spending...
i made a graphic just for you
:peace:
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vectorcide Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
I would really like to encourage you to include Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment, etc within the main graph. I understand your reasons for not including them, but I think this would give the viewer a better perspective on our nations spending as a whole, of which the "budget" is only a part of. After all, it doesn't matter if its budget spending or entitlement spending, it still my dollar and it would be interesting to see it visulised within the same graph.

Even an inset in one of the corners, showing how the budget spending relates to the globes of entitlement spending would be very cool.
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mibi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
heh... an inset is exactly what ill be doing for the 2008 poster... something like this [link]
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zilla774 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
thats some awesome hardwork that's gone into that. Gotta be impressed. Well done :)
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akyra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
holy guacamole, batman.

good work with that.
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goku87 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
I'm surprised there aren't more comments on this than there really are. I think I found the link to thebudgetgraph.com from an add at this site. Awesome piece of work I must say.
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dancewiththesky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
I knew the Mubarak regime ranked the second in the military aid after Israel but I never looked up the actual numbers.. Keep the great work up!
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too-unoriginal Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
This is absolutely fascinating! I'm completely floored at 1)the amount of effort put into this project, and 2)the amount of information put into this project, and 3)how aaaaall of this information is layed out in a manner that doesn't make the page look cluttered.

Man. This is too amazing! I'm going to send an email to my political science teacher with a link to your site. I bet he'd be more than interested in this poster. :nod:

Again, this is amazing! Fantastic work!
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mibi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
thanks!... yeah.. it took me a long time to complete this project... and i get to do it all over again for the 2008 budget..
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too-unoriginal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Oh man! That's pretty hardcore!

:salute: I salute you sir. Keep fighting the good fight!
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TucanaTheToucan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This will inform a lot of people about how we spend our budget. If this deviation falls into the wrong hands, the enemies of diverse human life will massacre all who oppose them.
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