17 February 2009

Death And Taxes
Jess Bachman

"Death and Taxes is a representational poster of the federal discretionary budget; the amount of money (our federal income taxes) that is spent at the discretion of your elected representatives in Congress. The data is from the President's budget request for 2009. It will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress by October 1st to begin the fiscal year.

The poster provides a uniquely revealing look at our national priorities, that fluctuate yearly, according to the wishes of the President, the power of Congress, and the will of the people. If you pay taxes, then you have paid for a small part of everything in the poster."

Take the jump for ordering info or to just zoom in around the image.

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