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UPDATE: THE NEW 2007 VERSION IS HERE

the deviantart version

or the Offical Site...

www.TheBudgetGraph.com
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Daily Deviation

Given 2004-08-04
It's interesting to take a looksee where the world's superpower spends its money... Death and Taxes: ... by *mibi ( Suggested by wicked-eve and Featured by ekud )
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thinkableflowers Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
unique
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jacketmalaysian Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
nice one

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weaselhip Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Amazing article....
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pilotjoe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Anyone know if there is a 2011 version of this?
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting. :)
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ciertamente Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
hey
It work very well :bounce:
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coreyb42 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Dude, you spelled mandatory wrong in the discretionary spending section.
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BuckleyTypographics Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Speechless.
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suzi9mm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008   Photographer
oh jesus fuck
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yparah Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
awesome

good job
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studik Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
amazing thing!
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Linda1989 Featured By Owner May 1, 2007   Writer
Blows my mind
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cerphantes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
lol....

i started reading the other comments....awesome. strange though an argument can errupt about which rifle. i find it hillarious.

the piece on the other hand, is awesome. i applaud your attention to detail when it comes to them small pics.

brilliant piece...
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onegentlespirit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
I love the spirited discussion about this piece!
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HeliosFive Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The problem with such a monstrous military funding is that what we have here is what dear old Eisenhower called a military industrial complex, which means that you cannot lower military spending because that would mean that people lose jobs, and the economy would suffer because of it as well as making people unhappy so that politicians lose votes. So we have a nation dependent on their military to support their economy. Russia has already fallen into that sinkhole and so has the US.

Much of the military spending of the US are spent on mostly useless Hi-tech hardware. When most of the potential enemies of the US have weaponry that couldn't even hope to glance the armour of a US Apache/ M1A2 Abrams , etc why do the US need to invest in even more hi tech things? China is so economically involved in the US that a war is economically impossible. North Korea may have a large army but their tech is subpar. Still the US invests in useless hardware like Hi Tech submarines and jet fighters (like the F-22) even though current hardware is quite enough to do the job.

I would not be so biased that I would say that this caused the Iraq war, but there is a saying.
''If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.''

The US has a military addiction, which worries me because when America goes ill it affects all of us.

Well that's my 5 cent.
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HeliosFive Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost forgot during all this rambling, to thank the author of this. It's great for a visualisation of where US tax dollars is spent. Great work!
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sorezki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Lovely!
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blissoblivion269 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
now i know that the government is more suited to handle a war than to handle the everyday life of its normal citizens
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bombkamp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
great work!!
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CrazyDave55811 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
I research the military and its projects and all that stuff. I don't care where my tax dollars are going. I just wish I was rich.
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micahgoulart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. just wicked cool. is the 2007 version out yet?
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merwyck Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Hey there... I so appreciate this beautifully important work -- thank you!

I've blogged about it with links here so hopefully you'll get some additional traffic/exposure from my relatively humble traffic flow.

Here's the direct link to my blog post, titled DeviantART: Death and Taxes

Really looking forward to the 2007 version -- you go! :-)
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Hinotora Featured By Owner May 31, 2006   Artisan Crafter
I thank you for making this handy visualisation. Very nice one! Nice to look at this, and wonder, what do they use money, what do I hope money to be used. And what's important to them, what's important to me?
Makes me wonder.
Thanks!
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gotjosh Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
i think your diagrams deserve to be printed and distributed WIDELY!
when the 2007 version is ready i would like to request that truemajority.org include your site in their newsletter... among other links and paperbased forms of redistribution.

what are your policies about printing and distributing (for information/awareness without profit)??
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mibi Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
check your notes.
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obvioustroll Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry, but that's an awfully misleading diagram - you excluded 2/3rds of the budget and then claim military spending is bigger than everything else?

I'd be interested in how people would react if they saw that military spending is dwarfed by the various assistance programs (medicaid, etc.) and that paying interest on the national debt dwarfs everything.
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mibi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
As the title suggests... its the DISCRETIONARY budget.... social security and medicare are entitlements and not paid for with federal taxes but with their own seperate funds... if you spent more than 5 seconds with this diagram you would know that...

but yeah... your just an obvioustroll.... and ignorant one at that...
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obvioustroll Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
No doubt.

And I'm sure you carefully explain to each and every person who views it that more than 50% of the actual budget isn't shown.

Actually, since you don't show actual spending you don't show how Congress and the President make a mockery of the whole process, either.
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mibi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
your right.... manditory spending and discretionary spending are one in the same.... silly me for try to seperate them.
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KingofBodica Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
Hell, Im just amused the comments section of such a thought-provoking and indeed, needed piece of work (how much better would we be if the government published something this nice?) turned into such random areas as arguing about the AK47 and M16, plus the anti-religion and pro-religion bits ... I believe us snobby Brit types would called that an "Americanised" conversation (see the point boy? why don't you just wander away from it?).

A stunning piece of work, I referenced it in a Defence Policy Procurement essay and now my lecturer has a full-size print out of it in his office.

Good luck with the next one!
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