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Taking Apart the $819 Billion Stimulus Package

February 11, 2009

One of the most popular recent posts here featured a stimulus package pie chart put together by the New York Times' Catherine Rampell.

As anyone following NPOs and philanthropy on Twitter already knows, Rampell's quick-and-dirty chart was improved on last week by Laura Stanton at the Washington Post. Based on an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Stanton's excellent graphic breaks down the $819 billion package approved by the House. (According to the AP, House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a $789 billion package.)

It's a wonderful piece of eye candy that's worth a few minutes of your time. Do check it out.

-- Mitch Nauffts

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