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  1. individual cost on the government.

    Make a website that shows what each person cost the govt. or what value each person gets for there taxes. Some info would have to be collected then calculate the burden, benefit, cost, etc. the person places on the govt.. This should include taxes spent on the region where the person lives, subsides, welfare, social security, medicare, military, transportation, etc. When someone bemoans the taxes they are paying and how much is wasted that person can then be enlightened as to how much is wasted on himself.

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    • create an app for (Android/iPhone/Windows Phone)

      While it is a great website....I feel it would be even better to show your friends and relatives exactly where their taxes are going through a smart phone without shoving a computer in the their face.

      Much better for conversations.

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      • Make the pie-chart actually work. Clicking on a segment, does nothing.

        The instructions say that you can click on a segment to find out more about it. However, this feature doesn't work.

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              • Where's "State and Local" by Zip?

                We have even LESS to "spend" than what your (mmm, mmm, good) "pie" shows and really, by zip code (to show the WILDLY difference in OTHER PENALTIES) foisted upon the FORMER, now POOR, middle Americans

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                • clarify the difference between taxes and income tax

                  The following comes from this website:
                  https://www.warresisters.org/content/how-pie-chart-figures-were-determined-fy2013

                  "What you pay (or don't pay) by April 17, 2012, goes to the federal funds portion of the budget. The government practice of combining Trust and Federal funds began during the Vietnam War, thus making the human needs portion of the budget seem larger and the military portion smaller."

                  Isn't it true that Social Security is a trust fund payed by payroll taxes, rather than income tax? If so, it seems that you are presenting these figures as federal income tax (1040 not w2 etc) so isn't that a bit misleading?

                  Correct me…

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                    • break down Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services amounts individually

                      With talk of ending the Dept of Education and unemployment benefits and that we spend too much on welfare, we really need to see how much effect this would have on the overall. This might be tough for the pie chart but if you listed them separately as a spreadsheet type list, it would suffice.

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                        • Update this!

                          This is an awesome tool! Keep it up to date. So many people during this election love to use the phrase "I don't want my tax dollars to go to...". Though not many of them know how little of their tax dollars go to what they are complaining about. Anyways, this is awesome! Just looking to update it to recent data.

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                          • Give users the option to view a treemap instead of a pie chart.

                            The pie chart is hard to visualize with the smaller areas.

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                            • Provide an option to separate Social Security & Medicare taxes and expenses.

                              Social Security and Medicare taxes do not go directly into the budget with all other taxes as the infographic suggests. They are 100% allocated to Social Security and Medicare expenses. Excess taxes above expenses are used to purchase U.S. Treasuries which then makes those taxes temporarily available for other expenses, but they still must be paid back.

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                                    • Popup definitions of detailed breakdown items

                                      I would like to be able to cursor over the detailed breakdown items to see a description of what they are, like a popup when you hover over Economic Recovery Payments that says: The economic recovery payment is a one-time payment of $250 that will be made in 2009 to retirees, disabled individuals and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration, disabled veterans receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and those receiving benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board.

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                                      • What about State Tax ?

                                        This is a very good information. Can you include state tax along with Federal Tax

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                                        • Go vegan

                                          you know how much being vegan will solve it

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