NY Times graphic on Obama’s budget

This is a great graphic for representing the relative size of different areas of expenditure and the proposed changes for next year.

Not necessarily a whole lot of surprises in here, however.  One of the biggest increases is for the net interest that we pay on debt (from $US 188 -> 251 billion).  Spending on “international affairs” is modestly decreased, but most of that is due to a decrease in the “foreign military sales trust fund”, which is part of our military assistance to other countries.

Spending on the Peace Corps is up!

Obama’s 2011 Budget Proposal: How It’s Spent – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com.

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