Thanks Consumerist for this information!They got their information from this MSNBC Article about taxes.

This list from Consumerist is based on a $1,000 a week budget!

  • Health Care: $219.40
  • Social Security: $206.60
  • Military: $196.50
  • Income Security (Unemployment insurance, food and housing, retirement for federal workers, etc): $132.70
  • Interest on Debt (The US Government’s Version of Credit Card Payments): $85.30
  • Transportation: $26.50
  • Colleges: $19.00
  • Federal disaster relief and insurance spending: $17.40
  • Administration of justice: $15.40
  • Public Schools K-12: $15.00
  • The Environment: $12.40
  • Agriculture: $9.80
  • General government costs: $6.90
  • International development and humanitarian assistance: $6.30
  • Social services related to education and training: $6.20
  • Space Program: $5.50
  • General science and basic research:$3.40
  • Community and regional development: $3.20
  • Workers training programs:$2.70

I guess we need to purchase some security equipment or something to match the US military spending to our personal budgets!!

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