Death And Taxes
Are you sick of those "Conserve"-atives in your life taking on the POWER ELITES over money for light-rail trains?
Are you bored with Republican-loving Libertarians who love Republicans and can't stop loving their Republican government?
Well, keep reminding them How much the war they wanted so badly is costing them and maybe they will stop for 5 minutes.
Even better, direct them to this amazing poster, "Death and Taxes, A Visual Guide To Where Your Tax Dollars Go". It's an amazing piece art and a terrific and simple resource that breaks down the 2007 Federal Discretionary budget. Non-Discretionary like Social Security is not on there. The Federal Deficit is so large that it can't fit on the graph. Much of the funding for the war in Iraq is not included in the President’s annual budget. It is instead proposed as supplemental funding by the President and voted on by Congress. The graph is split into Military and Non-military. 632 Billion (64%) for Military(missiles and such) and 350 Billion (36%) for Non-military (flower pots and such). Go. Look at it. Zoom in. Slap your forehead in befuddlement. And, remember the names of the people running your government.
View it at thebudgetgraph.com
About Death and Taxes:
“Death and Taxes” is a representational graph 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 annual budget proposal but it must pass both the House and Senate before it goes into effect.
While “Death and Taxes” contains an enormous amount of information, the purpose of the graph is to generate questions. The right questions. Your taxes are being spent in your name and mostly likely you are unaware exactly what they are used for. This “Death and Taxes” will hopefully answer that “what” question.
The next question that should be asked is “why”