Friday, October 01, 2010

Andrew Sullivan

Handy Andy over at The Atlantic provides us, via a "Tax Receipt", with a great breakdown of exactly where your tax dollars are hard at work.

It kind of goes along the lines of what I always suspected but never fully visualised until now. Two of the more jarring numbers that scream out at me are the $530 combined for all things military. Okay, well I guess I'm not surprised so much as reminded we're the new Roman Empire.

But then if you put it through another prism, it's gets weird mama.

For example, if you combine the totals for PELL Grants, The EPA, Head Start, Public Housing, The Smithsonian, Amtrack, Funding for the Arts and the entire Congressional Payroll the entire number is $66.42.

In short, Sweden we ain't.

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