Boing Boing has a number of interesting items up today including a link to a chart on where your tax dollars go:
After a year in the making… researching, number crunching, layouts, stock gathering, and lots of procrastinating, i am proud to say it is finally done… Death and Taxes: A visual look at where your tax dollars go. Most people are unaware of how much of their taxes fund our military, and those aware are often misinformed. Well here it is. Laid out, easy to read and compare. With data straight from the White House. I hope this makes people think and ask questions. Why do we spend more on jets than we do on public housing? Why is the Endowment for the Arts so small? Whats with all this foreign military financing?
I’m sure you can come up with numerous questions of your own. Unfortunately, I dont have any answers. Our leaders do. Your president, his cabinet and your congress person have these answers. Ask them for the answers or better yet, demand them.
A follow up on Boing Boing’s entry suggests that the chart is a bit misleading in how government works (the red, white, and blue ring should be Congress), but it’s still a very eye opening chart to say the least. There’s a variety of sizes available at the link for printing out as posters if you want to hang it up on the wall.