Death and Taxes [U.S. Budget] by @mibi - HUGE 6 foot sized#infographic #Obama #Government #EPIC

Here's a gem of a infographic! Wow, this is amazing - it measures an epic 6 feet worth of information regarding death and taxes (in re: U.S. Budget, Pres. Obama Administration).  Artist Jess Bachman created wonderful poster, please share it!

So what is this thing?

"Death and Taxes" is a large representational graph and poster of the federal budget. It contains over 500 programs and departments and almost every program that receives over 200 million dollars annually. The data is straight from the president's 2011 budget request and will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress to begin the fiscal year. All of the item circles are proportional in size to their funding levels for visual comparison and the percentage change from both 2010 and 2001 is included so you can spot trends.

Ok, so what is it REALLY?

"Death and Taxes" is more than just numbers. It is 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. Thousands of pages of raw data have been boiled down to one poster that provides the most open and accessible record of our nations' spending you will ever find. If you pay taxes, then you have paid for a small part of everything in the poster. "Death and Taxes" is an essential poster for any responsible citizen or information junkie.

Source: http://www.deathandtaxesposter.com/. Follow the author / artist @mibi on twitter. His full portfolio is here http://www.wallstats.com/.

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CHART OF THE DAY: Microsofts Decade Of Dominance MSFT, IBM, CSCO, AAPL, GOOG /by @AlleyInsider

Microsoft will close the decade the same as it started, as the worlds biggest tech company, as measured by market capitalization.Will Microsoft still be on top come December 2019? It doesnt look likely. Its a whole different world for Redmond. At the start of the decade, Microsoft seemed invincible. Now, its just trying to catch up as Google and Apple blow past it with search and mobile. Top5TechCompanies-decadecomparison

via CHART OF THE DAY: Microsofts Decade Of Dominance MSFT, IBM, CSCO, AAPL, GOOG.

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