Sobering

I came across this break down of US Federal Taxes. So where does the tax money go ?
And more importantly – how do you feel about how the money you contribute to the administration is being spent ?

Many people – actually most – don’t know where or how their federal tax dollars are being spent. They feel disengaged from the personal and societal impacts of federal spending and believe they have little influence over the creation or oversight of our nation’s budget.

Yet, the federal budgeting process is meant to be open and participatory, with elected officials fully accountable to their constituents. This is crucial for a healthy democracy where all people have the ability and opportunity to shape our federal spending priorities.

Source: National Priorities

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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2 Responses to Sobering

  1. johanna11 says:

    So, more than 25% of US taxes go to military expenditure. What a thought!
    Wasn’t the UN designed to stop wars? It’s not going to happen right now, but we must strengthen, and maybe reform, the UN, to this end.

  2. Michaela says:

    Yes, its interesting to see where the money goes.
    Here is Australia ;
    http://www.taxpayersassociation.com.au/archive/where-your-tax-money-is-spent.html

    In Austria its about 30% for Social Security and Healthcare, 10% Education, 15% infrastructure and about 10% for defense. Not that its ideal here, but it is shows the economic priority.

    I think its important to know where the tax money goes.

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