View Full Version : Idea for compelling graph

01-16-2012, 11:45 AM
I would like to see a multi-line spending graph with dollars in billions on the y-axis and years on the X-axis from 2010 - 2020 or as far as out we have data for with the following info:

1. Flat line for 2006 spending level
2. CBO spending estimates at current level with the automatic increases over time.
3. Spending with Romney budget plan
4. Spending with Paul budget plan

Then we could do the same with deficit (baseline, Romeny, Paul) and taxation.

I think this would make a compelling infographic - especially highlighting the difference between real budget cuts and simply reducing the amount of increase.

I think we can get the Paul info from his plan: http://c3244172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/RestoreAmericaPlan.pdf
We can get the baseline info from: http://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/spending_chart_2000_2016USb_13s1li111lcn_F0t
I am not sure where to find Romney's info.

I am no good with graphs and stuff - but I figure if anyone could help it would be you guys!

anyone else think this is a worthy chart to make?