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>Infographics Pr0n: 2007 USA Budget Graph

25 Jan

>This is truly an amazing and useful graph:

http://app.zoomorama.com/1.0/zoombrowser@zoomorama.com/release/latest/browser.swf?indexURL=http://zml.zoomorama.com/1.0/legacyproxy/37a65081f8cfdfdab285d2141c135bf7/929f9f7efd4b50dd34a159fe23ac88c9/index.zml

Hover your mouse anywhere over the actual data and a + sign appears, click it to zoom in (click and hold to drag view around). The size of the circles represent the amount of money in each area, relative to the overall budget. What you should notice right away is the size of the defense budget, it’s the largest circle on the graph. There are a lot of statistics about how if we spent a tiny fraction of our defense budget on social welfare programs to provide food to needy families, or spent a tiny amount on healthcare for the poor and needy – how we could erase those problems entirely.

We obviously couldn’t elminate defense spending, but we could certainly reassess our national priorities to the betterment of us all.

We, not me.

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Posted by on January 25, 2009 in Art, Government

 

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