Visualizing the Relationship Between Tax Freedom Day, Total Federal Spending and Deficit Spending

April 16, 2009

A little over a week ago, we featured a pretty awesone interactive infographic on Tax Freedom Day from Alex Lundry, Research Director at TargetPoint (a microtargeting/public opinion/market research firm based in Alexandria, VA).

Now Alex created two other interactive infographics using a Google chart gadget, this time showing the relationship between Tax Freedom Day, total federal spending and deficit spending over time. The first infographic goes over the relationship in both linear and log format; the second infographic goes over the relationship as a percentage of GDP. Watch and learn:

The folks over at, a blog on data visualization, decided to solicit readers for ideas on how to visualize Tax Freedom Day. Click here for some of their ideas.

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