The Death and Taxes poster contains a lot of information and is great for putting federal spending in context. However, the de-facto unit of measure is one billion dollars. I realized that people often have a hard time grasping just what one billion dollars is. So to provide further context to the poster, I am […]
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. ” – Thomas Jefferson The American people are already invested in their government, yet they are clueless or worse, misinformed, about their investment. If people actually knew how their tax dollars were spent, in their name, they […]
Posted on 16. May, 2008 by admin.
So I was invited over to Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond, WA, to talk with Larry Larsen, a Microsoft evangelist about Death and Taxes and the Deep Zoom application of it. Here is the video. It uses SilverLight which is basically Microsoft’s answer to Adobe’s Flash. You can get SilverLight here and I highly recommend having […]
On April 15th, Tax Day, I, Jess Bachman, appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. It was an odd segment for her show which typically deals with crafts, gardening and cooking. Indeed I was in between Elizabeth Vargas who was cooking prosciutto and peas, and eco-friendly gardening. The experience was great in which I detail below, […]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2008 by admin.
Every year people ask me, “Just what is all this military/national security spending you list?”. Well I have decided to type it all out once and for all. What qualifies spending as ‘military’ or ‘national security’ is subjective. There is strict interpretations which only includes funding with in the Department of Defense, and there are […]