Finalist: "The Data Viz Challenge"
Nominated for a 2012 Data Journalism Awards
We all know the Federal Government takes a big chunk of all our paychecks. But have you ever considered where all that money goes? Working off federal budget data, we built an interactive visualization tool that showcases twenty-five years of government spending, broken down by programs and agencies, along with timelines that detail Presidential and Congressional Leadership. Adjusted for inflation, it’s another way to look at the budget in nominal terms, while also explore how political climates impact the money that comes straight out of your wallet.