Tuesday, April 15, 2014

31%

That's how much of our tax money is spent on things that are within the federal government's realm of responsibility. 

49% goes on Welfare/foodstamps/social security.  A further 20% goes on "income security and other benefits."* 

Read this.  And tell me you're not pissed off.

*Full disclosure: we get the earned income tax credit.  Yes, it adds up to more than we pay in, total.  We would refuse it in a heartbeat if it meant that the federal government would cease handing out money taken from those who have earned it to give to those who refuse to earn it.  As it is, we look at it as a refund of all the social security money that we will pay into the system, but never see a penny back from.

4 comments:

  1. Soooo, if defense only gets 18% of the budget, WHY are they taking 50% of the cuts??? Just wondering...

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    1. Because they're more interested in remaining in power than they are obeying the Constitution's directives of what they're allowed to do???

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  2. This makes me feel a little better about paying taxes though, at least it's going to someone who appreciates it.

    Or at least that's the way I'll consider it.

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    1. I only wish they appreciated it. They don't. I know, because I grew up in that particular social strata, and the people on welfare are almost never grateful--they're angry that they're not getting more. Cigarettes and booze are expensive, don'tcha know.

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