“The median income family in the United States paid $3,736 in federal income taxes in 2006. Here is how that amount was spent.– sara”
I continue to be intrigued by the increasingly effective techniques to share information by creating easy to understand visuals and then making them widely available. In this case, I found the graph on Catherine Mulbrandon’s blog, Visualizing Economics.
Mulbrandon finds visualizations of data from around the web; these are often collected on a site called Swivel, which allows you to post data that can then be easily posted on your blog or website (as I have here). This chart was collected by Sara, whose Swivel collection is here.
I can’t help but wonder what might happen if the word got around that thanks to Bush administration interest on the combined military and non-military debt is now 19.4%, or that the military eats up 30.4% of the budget (counting Veteran’s benefits).
This means that more than 50% of the budget either goes to the military and the debt, each of which is tied to the war in Iraq. Education takes a paltry 4.5% and Health 20.9%. It’s especially shocking given Bush’s veto of an expansion of health care for childrenand 42 Billion military supplement.