The winning entry, from Anil Kandangath, elegantly and quickly illuminates where your tax dollars went based on your annual salary. You made $50,000? The contributed $1,867 to the national defense.
Fred Chasen’s Every Day Is Tax Day breaks down what your daily contribution is the to U.S. government. How many hours did you spend working for the Defense Department today?
This runner-up is a simple calendar that breaks down your year by whether you’re working for a government agency or yourself.
Another runner-up presents the U.S. budget as compared to your personal priorities on national spending. Plenty of info to explore.
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
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