Friday, October 1, 2010

Picture of the Day: Your Federal Tax Receipt


From Third Way [HT: NPR Planet Money]  So, is this a good deal?

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Surprised that the military part of it is as small as it is . . . and where is agriculture?? You know, all those subsidies for farmers.

Bible by Bicycle said...

It seems pretty disingenuous with how the line items are distributed. "Environmental Clean-up" is one line item, while military spending is separated into several different pots.

Is there a reason for that? Other than the sticker-shock of Joe Patriot when he sees how much combat ops, military pensions, military personnel, veterans' benefits, military benefits, etc. all combined?

Dennis said...

I believe this isn't everything, but a sampling. Apparently including everything would create a very long receipt.