Compare the budgets of US presidents


Who focused on defense? Who spent more on social security? Use this viz to compare spending between presidents. Hover over a number to see the percent of the annual budget. This crosstab is arranged by administration year. For the Obama administration, for example, year 1 would correspond to 2009. As you can see from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, the one common trend is increased spending, especially in the first year of office.