Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?


Ever wonder exactly what happens to your tax dollars? This fantastic graphical chart (Click here for the full size view) gives a proportionally displayed breakdown of pretty much everything the US government spent money on in 2004. Not suprisingly, the department of defense gobbles up the lion’s share. It’s an interesting and rather illuminating picture!

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

3 responses

  1. A Visual Look at Where US Tax Dollars Go

    I found this thanks to Triple Pundit:
    Death and Taxes: A visual look at where your tax dollars go.
    Seeing these figures presented in this way is very refreshing. Why isn’t there more of this? If I had my way this would be the kind of thing go…

  2. i’ve been meaning to comment on this for a few days now. I love it Nick!!!! do you know this Mibi cat?? great artwork… want more info (but like and self respecting data miner i can dig around w/out begging u for more…)
    keep up the great work! and good luck in SF on the 31st!!!!! u rock nick!

  3. You think that’s surprising?
    More money goes into Social Security than the entire Department of Defense.

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