Your tax dollars at work and play
The fantastic federal budget is in the news again as Congress and federal agencies pretend to have taxpayers’ welfare in mind. The Heritage Foundation has a new report titled “Federal Spending by the Numbers, 2013: Government Spending Trends in Graphics, Tables, and Key Points.” It is a long report, but well worth a read. Of total federal spending, 23 percent goes to Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care programs; 22 percent goes to Social Security; 19 percent goes to National Defense; another 19 percent goes to “income security” and veterans benefits; and 6 percent goes to pay interest on the national debt. That adds up to 89 percent...Read More
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