Life As Tax Payers Know It

Life As Tax Payers Know It

April 16, 2013

There are many factors that go into determining how much an individual owes each year in taxes. From income to family size, all of these factors play a huge part in what goes to Uncle Sam. So what is the state of the American taxpayer? This infographic looks at the average American taxpayer and how […]


The Changing of the National Guard

February 13, 2013

Since 9/11, the U.S. National Guard has absorbed the duties and stresses of a federal fighting force in addition to their traditional “weekend warrior” duties such as responding to disasters. Source


Ups & down in state and local employment

February 13, 2013

There are nearly half a million fewer state and local employees now than there were three years ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An annual employment survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau gives an indication of where some of those cuts were made. There were nearly 9,000 fewer firefighters and police […]


Local government by the numbers

December 20, 2012

More than two centuries of American democracy have resulted in a profusion of governments at the local level, not only cities and counties but villages and townships, park districts and sanitary districts and a host of others. To those trying desperately to bring a state’s budget into balance, many of these are useless anachronisms incapable […]

Disaster declarations climb

Disaster declarations climb

June 9, 2012

2011 is a record year for presidential disaster declarations. Previous records in disaster declarations have previously had a strong correlation to presidential re-election years, however the spike in 2011 corresponds to extreme weather events. Source


Kundra’s Legacy

May 7, 2012

This infographic provides information for Vivek Kundra, the United States first Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, Kundra is responsible for ensuring that the U.S is operating in a transparent and efficient way. This infogrpahic provides a timeline to show what Kundra has achieved since he was appointed CIO.