US Budget 1981-2012

In: History Interactive Politics Source: Washington Post

15 Feb 2011

Here are some interactive tools to let you explore the President’s recent budget proposal, where that money comes from, and where it goes. First, from the Washington Post, a look at 30 years of budgets: Revenue is on the left, expenses on the right; click on any box to see the percentage change since 1981; bars are colored by the president’s party.


Next, a more detailed treemap from the NYT, but only covering the 2012 values and change from 2010.


3 Responses to US Budget 1981-2012



February 18th, 2011 at 1:47 pm


Russian Sphinx

February 20th, 2011 at 8:53 am

I was thinking about budget, I have some data for Russia but I am a bit lazy and don’t have a good idea :(



February 25th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

and another excellent budget graphic from the WP:

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