Where Your Federal Tax Dollars Are Going.
Below is the itemization of 2011 federal budget expenditures*
Next to each figure is what you paid toward each expenditure using a sample household income $46,605
Net interest payments
Law enforcement and homeland security
Health (not Medicare and Medicaid)
Environmental protection and natural resources
Managing federal employees and buildings
Space and science
Housing and community planning
Workplace safety and rights
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Diplomacy and embassies
Trade and economic development
Statistics and weather
Arts and culture
District of Columbia
Bailouts, currency & financial regulation
*Note: Dollar figures break down the family's total bill according to the percentage that each item takes up in the federal budget.
The total national debt (as of January 1, 2012):$15,222,940,045,451
Your share of the national debt (all legal residents):$50,958
Change in your share of the national debt in 2011:+$2,576
Now, want to calculate your actual expenditures based on the taxes you've just paid?