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Death and Taxes 2011 Shows Where Your Money Is Going

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You paid your taxes, the government got your pesos, and here's where the President wants to spend them in 2011. Death and Taxes keeps being my favorite chart every year. Guess who gets the biggest cake piece (again).


The poster shows the spending of each department graphically: The bigger the circle, the larger the share of the total budget. It contains almost every program that at least gets 200 million dollars every year in the Federal discretionary budget. That's over 500 programs and departments. The 2011 budget—which is President Obama's second—still has to be debated, amended, and approved by Congress.

The winner this year is, once again, the war machine. 713 billion, a 2 percent increase from last year, and a 91% increase from 10 years ago.


Looking at where your money is going on your wall will cost you an extra $24 dollars (there's a discount code for Gizmodo readers: BOGO. It will get you one poster free if you buy one). [Death And Taxes]