Tuesday, September 19, 2006

One Picture is Worth a Thousand (to the nth power) Words

How many times have we listened to our elected officials in Washington tell us the Federal Budget was beyond the comprehension of most of us, and best left to the wisdom and discretion of they and their staffs?

Wouldn't it be great to set aside the reams of paperwork and turn, instead, to a simple visual representation of the budget? Well, now we can!
“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.

Alright, alright ... maybe I'm being a little sarcastic when I say "simple."

Of course, it does raise the question ... do you think anyone inside the Beltway really has a clue about all this?

Thanks to JJ Sutherland at
Mixed Signals for the heads-up.

2 comments:

Eric said...

Pretty cool presentation. I hope the federal government didn't create it; it would be less cool knowing that it cost $12 million.

Les said...

A most interesting graphic... thanks for pointing it out. Even with its warts though, I'm not aware of any better system in the world.