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Where Do YOUR Tax Dollars Go?

 
Where Do YOUR Tax Dollars Go?
Posted April 14th, 2014 @ 9:11am

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Here is a breakdown of where your tax dollars go:

How revenue was divided up among federal programs in 2013. The following is based on $100 in taxes paid.

  • Social Security: $23.68
  • Health Care: $22.23 (includes Medicare, Medicade and other health)
  • Interest: $6.41
  • Veterans Benefits: $4.02
  • Transportation: $2.65
  • Civilian Federal Retirement: $2.65
  • Refundable Tax Credits: $2.43
  • Food Stamps: $2.39
  • Unemployment Insurance: $2.00
  • Supplementary Social Security: $1.53
  • Housing Assistance: $1.35
  • Education: $1.32
  • Foreign Aid: $.97
  • Agriculture: $.85
  • Congressional Salaries: $.004
  • Other: $2.13

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