Interactive Government Receipts Timeline

Timelines for comparing government agencies' account earnings from 1962 to 2014

Interesting Observations

The user chooses one or more government account names from a checklist (see Figure 1), and the application will display a timeline of their earnings from 1962 to the present and projected values through 2014 (see Figure about). The data and the accounts on the checklist come from dataset 403, published by the Office of Management and Budget.
Figure 1. The checklist of accounts, the first thing that appears in this demo.
Potential uses of this app include (but of course are not limited to) seeing how much revenue a particular tax or program is generating, how effective it has been over time, comparing programs, or seeing how much money certain government-funded foundations have received.

Technology Highlights

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