Obama's 2011 budget proposal is certainly a complicated thing. So the people at the New York Times have made as simple a layout as I can see, a visual layout, of the total budget, where it is going and for how much. So I thought I would share it with you all as the information is relevant to our future as a country. Don't forget to click the options at the top of the chart to isolate certain telling figures about what the government spends that is considered "mandatory" and what is not.
Click here for the Obama 2011 Budget Proposal Visualized.
What I want to know is what some of these things actually go for in the real world. Like the tobacco trust fund? PAYGO? Net Interest? Net Interest of and on what? And my favorite is how they call social welfare programs including federal public housing as "Income Security". And why is the federal government spending money "promoting safe and stable families?" .36 billion has been allotted which is apparently down from the previous year. How about put that money into the military which in a way also promotes a safe and stable country? What does the government know about promoting a stable family? Politicians bicker, argue and fight constantly.