“budget” Charts

The $56 Billion "Intelligence" Boom for Private Contractors »

According to the New York Times, "Seventy percent of America’s intelligence budget now flows to private contractors. Going by this…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 274
Score: 6

What's The Biggest Problem Facing the Nation? »

Are Americans unable to come together to decide on a single top problem facing the nation, or are there simply…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 431
Score: 6

A Real Public Education Report Card »

Wouldn’t it be great if we could see how well students are performing across generations? And wouldn’t it be even…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 366
Score: 5

Our Federal #Budget On The Cutting Room Floor ... Or Is It? »

When it comes to the federal budget deficit, Americans hold some contradictory views. The majority of the public believes that…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 236
Score: 4

Where the Money Goes: Share of Federal Spending by Category »

The federal government spends a lot of money: $3.5 trillion this year. Two-thirds goes to pay for benefits programs, including…

The Brookings Institution
by: The Brookings Institution
views: 316
Score: 4

Danger on the Third Rail »

For far too long politicians have considered entitlement spending to be the third-rail of politics: touch it, and your future…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 246
Score: 4

Share of Federal Revenues from Various Sources »

This year, about 46% of all revenues come from the individual income tax, 34% from the Social Security/Medicare payroll tax…

The Brookings Institution
by: The Brookings Institution
views: 195
Score: 3

America: Our Shifting Priorities »

For the first time since 2013, Americans' focus has shifted away from the economy as the United States' top priority.…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 154
Score: 2

Federal Tax Revenue 2015: $3.3 Trillion »

This is how President Obama proposes collecting $3.34 trillion in tax revenue in fiscal year 2015. Tax revenue will cover…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 427
Score: 2

Who Speaks for the Abused? »

These facts are horrifying, and yet Florida's budget for their Department of children and families (DCF) is $80 million dollars…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 118
Score: 2

Health as a Percentage of Total Federal Spending »

In 1962, before Medicare and Medicaid got going, overall health spending (Medicare, Medicaid, VA, government employees health insurance, etc.) amounted…

The Brookings Institution
by: The Brookings Institution
views: 72
Score: 2

Interest as a Percentage of All Federal Outlays »

There are two reasons that interest rates represents a growing slice of the federal budget: (1) As long as the…

The Brookings Institution
by: The Brookings Institution
views: 113
Score: 2

Fed. Gov't, Largest US Purchaser, Buys Like Mom & Pop Store »

Many American families know that buying in bulk can substantially cut their grocery bill. And yet, in the federal government,…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 101
Score: 2

Discretionary Spending 2015: $1.15 Trillion »

This is how President Obama proposes allocating $1.16 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2015. Discretionary spending, which accounts…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 482
Score: 1

Battle of the Budgets: Ryan vs. Obama »

Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget for the next ten years presents a vastly different picture than President Obama’s. Ryan’s budget would…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 575
Score: 1

3 Cents »

Could the sequester have been avoided? Yes! Washington could have cut 3 cents on every dollar it spends as an…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 167
Score: 1

Support For Planned Parenthood Holds Strong »

Despite the fetal tissue controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood, significant support remains for funding the organization with American tax dollars. A…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 52

The Rise and Fall of NASA »

First conceived in 1958, NASA was intended to bring the U.S. into the final frontier and explore the stars. Unfortunately,…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 73

How Should America Reduce Its Deficit? »

When it comes to trimming down the federal budget deficit, Americans heavily favor spending cuts over tax increases. Nearly three…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 45

The Great Irony Of The Movie "Gravity" »

It's both sad and amazing that a movie about going into outer space costs twenty-seven million dollars more than an…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 102

Department of Veterans Affairs Has Seen Budget Soar »

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the fifth largest agency measured by spending, and VA spending has tripled since…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 147

Ending Homelessness With $ We Spend On Christmas Decorations »

In the fight to end homelessness by the year 2020 — the mission of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness…

Kaitlin Senk
by: Kaitlin Senk
views: 89

New VA Program Could Cost Big Bucks »

In the rush to deal with the Veterans Affairs crisis, the senate voted 93-3 on June 11 to expand health…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 127

Are More Taxes Necessary? »

If you are concerned about the way your tax dollars are spent, you should probably speak up soon, before an…

Jillian Schweizer
by: Jillian Schweizer
views: 51

Obama greatly understated deficits in his budget »

When President Obama released his budget in March, he projected annual deficits would remain under $600 billion. However, in a…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 79

Hourly Spending Distribution on US Military Weapons »

Every hour 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money is spent on nuclear weapons, jet fighters, and cruise missiles. 2.2…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 123

What is more important? »

In total, the majority of Americans believe keeping spending for the poor and needy at current levels is most important.…

Melissa McNeill
by: Melissa McNeill
views: 54

Proposed Changes to 2014 Fiscal Year US Budget »

In basic terms, the proposed changes to the 2014 fiscal year budget would increase discretionary federal spending on items such…

Matthew Lawlor
by: Matthew Lawlor
views: 25

Rapid cost escalation of military medical care »

The Defense Department’s total medical costs have more than doubled, from $19 billion in fiscal year 2001 to $48.7 billion…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 255

Mandatory Spending Is Crowding Out The Budget »

Mandatory spending - federal appropriations on 'autopilot' - has been on a steady march to take over the budget, rising…

American Action Forum
by: American Action Forum
views: 115

Our Debt »

Getting back on the path to fiscal responsibility should be a top priority for lawmakers debating the debt ceiling and…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 82

Yes, the Federal Deficit is Shrinking. Dramatically. »

According to a new poll, 54 percent of the public disapproves of Barack Obama's handling of the deficit. And yet,…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 92

Why Are We Raising the Debt Ceiling? »

Check out our infographic from May 2013. A drink limit at a party prevents dangerous driving, and a debt limit…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 321

Responsibility Is ____ »

What’s the responsible way to resolve our fiscal crisis?

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 180

Continuning Resolution is a Huge Compromise for Democrats »

The Democrat-controlled Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open that would set the relevant funding levels…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 165

Popularity Contest: Shutdowns No Problem for Politicians »

The history surrounding the last Federal Government shutdown in the mid 1990s informs us that politicians won't suffer a blow…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 55
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