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Death and Taxes

Hey guys,

Here’s a pretty cool graphic that shows how much we take in and where it is spent. This is a graphic display of the numbers straight from the president’s budget request. Zoom up and pan around, I did for way too long!

http://www.wallstats.com/deathandtaxes/

most interesting thing to me is that for every billion we spend, $140 million is borrowed!

Haha I’m sure most of you could make a list of a hundred or so things that need to die in a fire

Er… these numbers aren’t adding up.

The numbers for SS and Medicare alone nearly double what they have down for non-Defense spending.

I’m confuse.

…funniest thing to me is that the smallest budget expenditure is for the “Office of Governmental Ethics”

haha

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
Er… these numbers aren’t adding up.

The numbers for SS and Medicare alone nearly double what they have down for non-Defense spending.

I’m confuse.[/quote]

I think that’s because SS is taxed separately. So, it has its own budget

[quote]borrek wrote:
…funniest thing to me is that the smallest budget expenditure is for the “Office of Governmental Ethics”

haha[/quote]

You noticed that too. I got a chuckle.