NPR Breaks Down the Fiscal Cliff

Today, NPR's Planet Money featured a helpful "three and a half graphic" breakdown of the fiscal cliff, relying on CRFB's figures. The piece breaks down the size of the tax increases and spending cuts (about $380 billion and $100 billion, respectively), and also details the source of each.

Below are the graphics for the source of the spending cuts and tax increases in the cliff.


The NPR story might well be called the "Cliff Notes" version of the fiscal cliff. It is a very informative brief primer on what we face at the end of the year if we don't act.