These graphics make a four-part series of full-page visualizations that explain the fiscal cliff.
The first part introduces the major budgetary pieces of the fiscal cliff and explains each political party's stance as well as possible outcomes to their disagreement. The second part breaks down the tax implications of the fiscal cliff and their effect on American households. The third part looks at a history of similar conflicts spanning forty years. The fourth part puts the fiscal cliff cuts in context by comparing them with other aspects of national spending.
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Fiscal Cliff Part 1
Fiscal Cliff Part 2
Fiscal Cliff Part 3
Fiscal Cliff Part 4