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It all started three years ago on deviantART. [link]
A project to bring the federal budget to the people that pay for it.
Gaining momentum on deviantART [link]
and then blossoming worldwide, Death and Taxes: 2008 is culmination of months of work and years of refinement.
It is the 2008 Federal discretionary budget of the United States. is a representational poster of the federal discretionary budget; the amount of money that is spent at the discretion of your elected representatives in Congress. Basically, your federal income taxes. The data is from the President's budget request for 2008. It will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress by October 1st to begin the fiscal year.
The poster provides a uniquely revealing look at our national priorities, that fluctuate yearly, according to the wishes of the President, the power of Congress, and the will of the people. If you pay taxes, then you have paid for a small part of everything in the poster.
So now you know what you've paid for, the next question to ask, is why?
Spread the word! This is a poster of your near future!
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