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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 06:16 AM
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23. How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent
Edited on Tue Sep-30-08 06:20 AM by ozymandius
See the slideshow.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/26941466

EDIT: to include this basic data

Military

The biggest chunk of your money -- 42.2 cents of every income-tax dollar -- goes to fund the military. Over half of it, or 28.7 cents, goes to pay for the current war and military, 10 cents goes to interest payments on past and present military debt and 3.5 cents is allocated for Veterans' benefits.

Health

The second largest amount is spent on health care initiatives, including Medicare.

...

and the smallest slice goes to:

International Affairs

The smallest amount of your tax dollars goes to foreign affairs, including foreign humanitarian assistance, conduct of foreign affairs and international financial programs.
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