What We're Paying For


| 4/15/2008 2:03:04 PM


Tags: Politics, federal income tax, federal budget, Tax Day, defense spending,

Bush budget

If you're scrambling to get your income tax return in today, you might not have time to take a look at this short breakdown of how the federal government spends our money, courtesy of the indispensable Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Of course, your waiting-in-line-at-the-post-office experience might be more pleasant if you're not pondering just how much of your income tax will be spent on defense and security.

Steve Thorngate