Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Your tax dollars at work (on a map)

Ever wondered where all your tax dollars go? Sure, we all do.

Ever wondered where they go GEOGRAPHICALLY?? Thank you tireless researchers and Google Earth!

Here are the "1,500 earmarks in the House Defense Appropriations bill":



via: http://lifehacker.com/software/google-earth/map-where-congress-budgets-your-taxes-319889.php
originally: http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/node/4172
Google Earth KML: http://www.sunlightlabs.com/earmarks/house_defense_earmarks_08.kml


The click through data (once you view in Google Earth) aren't always stellar (data is plural, remember), but there are hidden gems for sure. The sheer volume of money is worth it.

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