The President's Proposed Budget

A very cool graphic, providing a visual demonstration of President Obama's proposed 2011 federal budget at NYT. The actual graphic is interactive, meaning you can isolate certain budgetary items and investigate things in more detail.

I posted this here because 1) I think that it's another great way to realize the federal budget and 2) it literally shows you how much money goes to Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and defense spending. These are the largest "chunks" of the budget -- and yet they are the areas that VERY FEW politicians will agree to cutting. More here.