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Friday, April 14, 2006

Your tax dollars hard at work - killing people


This chart shows how our federal tax dollars were divvied up last year. You can't call us unpatriotic; we ponied up $1,184.18 to support the military. Of course, the contribution was involuntary, but we still did our part for Operation Iraqi Devastation.

Don't worry, we also supported education. A whopping $170.36 of our tax money went toward Leaving No Child Behind...By More Than a Few Years.

Here's how the rest of the pie got sliced:

$839.31 went to health care
$776.99 went to pay the interest on the debt
$274.23 went to income security
$153.73 went to benefits for veterans
$112.19 went to nutrition spending
$83.10 went to housing
$58.17 went to environmental protection
$12.47 went to job training
$481.98 went to all other expenses

Need a break from working on your 1040? Make your own pie chart: http://www.nationalpriorities.org/auxiliary/interactivetaxchart/taxchart.html

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