Making Data More Accessible

Provide an online, visually interactive, one-stop-shop, federal budget website.

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A single website that allows users to interactively and visually explore the federal budget. The site should start out with basic high-level information about revenue, expense, deficit, and then allow users to click on a category of interest to drill down into the details and see precisely where money is being spent. Most people are not economists so the information should be basic but allow users the opportunity to get technical information if desired. The ability to drill down into the details of the budget through a simple point-and-click of the mouse is where the value of this system lies.

Why Is This Idea Important?

This would provide a transparent, quick and understandable way for people like me (your average citizen) to see how Government manages its money.


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Idea No. 164