Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

Catherine Rampell:

Wondering where your federal tax dollars go? This chart, from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, helps lay out the answer:


I have some quibbles with the category names — for example, I would consider both Social Security and Medicaid part of the country’s “social safety net” — but still, the chart helps provide some perspective.

Follow the link for a pie chart of state spending breaks-down.

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