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The 'Do You Know Where Your Taxes Go?' Infograph Gets Down to Business

By: Jennifer Gosnell - Published: • References: blog.revolutionanalytics & infographicsite
In the 2012 Presidential election a lot of debate has been centered on the spending of tax dollars; as a result, the 'Do You Know Where Your Taxes Go' infograph is the perfect chart to determine where you stand.

The graph smartly separates the costs into 3 different pies based on the ranges of the spending. In the smallest pie, the costs of the legislative branch, the judicial branch and the executive branch along with the interior make up the smallest portion of the federal budget. In medium section -- shaped as a quarter -- the standout costs are education, allowances, civil programs and housing and development.

However, almost none of these even compare to the costs of the final pie. With health and human services making up $881.4 billion and defense adding another $696.9 billion on top of that, those two alone make up well over $1 trillion dollars of the $3.6 trillion dollar budget.

Graphs like these are incredibly useful for prioritizing when it comes to election time and seeing where the current status quo is standing in regards to your values. Stats for Economically-Savvy Charts Trending: Older & Chilly
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