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An interactive guide to help understand the U.S. federal budget.
An interactive guide to help understand the U.S. federal budget.

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Our team created a cool data visualization of health spending and  won second place in the California HealthCare Foundation's "Picture of Health" contest! Woot! Check us out.

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Is a 5-year plan with performance benchmarks the way to take on the federal debt?

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This gent suggests this way to solve our tax problems: "after filling out your tax form, you then filled in a separate form. Say you paid $5,000 in income taxes last year. You'd then allocate that money as you saw fit, dollar by dollar, among the budget line items you chose." Crazy? You decide.

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The White House released this Tax Receipt calculator so you can see where your taxes are going. Many AMericans might be surprised to find out that most of their tax dollars are going to defense.

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Ezra Klein makes a great point: "These tiresome debates obscure the near-consensus in Washington on taxes: Republicans don’t want to raise taxes on anyone, and Democrats don’t want to raise taxes on almost anyone. The argument between the two parties rages over that sliver of territory between “anyone” and “almost anyone.”"

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Dang, what WILL fix the economy?

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"We are far from a fiscal crisis today, with 10-year Treasuries at 2.2 percent. But there is no apparent political path that leads to a solution to our long-term deficit problems. Instead, the optimal strategy is to use deficits as a club to beat the other side over the head -- but to avoid doing anything that could significantly reduce deficits. How long can this last?"

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What do people think about the argument for raising top tax rates? And what would the impact be on the budget and deficit?

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A Bipartisan alternative to the GOP budget.
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