Some graphic illustrations of American government and politics today

How American Tax Money is Spent

(From www.nationalpriorities.org)

How a Bill becomes Law

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Government Benefits

The share of Americans’ income that comes from government benefit programs, like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, more than doubled over the last four decades, rising from 8 percent in 1969 to 18 percent in 2009.

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