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How the Budget Changes: Patterns in the Changing US Government Budget

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John Geer, Catherine Jahnes
 
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Did you know that spending on most government functions tends to go up (and down) at the same time? How about that party control of the House is more closely linked with science spending than is control of the presidency? Here's an unexpected one, when Republicans controlled the House, spending on national defense moved in the opposite direction it did when they controlled the Senate.

This visualization helps you explore these relationships and a few others.

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