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Death and Taxes Poster

Check out this informational visual aid that
is 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. Thousands of pages of raw data have been boiled down to one poster that provides the most open and accessible record of our nations' spending than ever seen before. If you pay taxes, then you have paid for a small part of everything in the poster.


To sum up the major categories in no particular order:
US Air Force $136.426 billion +5%
Intelligence Budget $45 billion
US Army $129.996 billion +16%
Defense Wide $77.345 billion +7%
US Marine Corp $20.029 billion +6%
US Navy $119.482 billion +38%
Global War on Terror $145.200 billion
Other Agencies $7.500 billion +15%
Department of Veterans Affairs $39.418 billion +19%
National Science Foundation $5.901 billion +3%
Dept. of State $34.998 billion +21%
Dept. of Transportation $63.679 billion +10%
NASA $17.310 billion +7%
Dept. of Labor $10.569 billion -10%
Dept. of the Treasury $12.136 billion +6%
Dept. of Justice $20.181 billion +4%
Dept. of Health & Human Services $67.650 billion
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development $35.201 billion +2%
Dept. of Homeland Security $34.288 billion +7%
Environmental Protection Agency $7.200 billion -4%
Dept. of Energy $24.260 billion +6%
Small Business Administration %0.463 billion +5%
Dept. of Education $55.995 billion
Corps of Engineers $4.871 billion +3%
Dept. of Commerce $6.467 billion +8%
Dept. of Agriculture $20.226 billion +3%
Judicial Branch $6.720 billion +14%
Legislative Branch $4.820 billion +16%
Executive Office of the President $0.340 billion -12%


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